Get to Know U.S. Representative Oye Owolewa
The U.S. Representative
Representative Adeoye "Oye" Owolewa is a proud Nigerian-American born in Boston, Massachusetts. His parents, born and raised in Nigeria, raised him with 2 guiding principles, a value in community service and an early exposure to science. This exposure became a love for science, culminating in him achieving a Doctorate of Pharmacy.
Upon graduation, he moved to Washington, D.C. to practice in 2014. He currently resides in Ward 8 and has used his time in Washington, D.C. to get to know his community by becoming involved in local politics. He also volunteers at the neighborhood elementary school to get kids interested in STEM.
Rep. Oye has also advocated for DC Statehood since his inception in politics, and now as your newly elected US Representative for the District of Columbia, a millennial, advocate, and a first-generation American he will fight for equality for all Washington, D.C. residents by achieving DC Statehood.
The Public Servant
Rep. Oye was elected Commissioner of his neighborhood in Southeast Washington, D.C. in 2018. In this role as the Ward 8 ANC, he served as the medium between the community and the local government. Rep. Oye worked to bring resources to the underserved by advising Washington, D.C. lawmakers based on continued community feedback.
Some of Rep. Oye’s most notable achievements included increasing science enrichment programs in Southeast elementary schools, adding traffic safety measures, and helping to bring a Senior Day Center to the neighborhood.
Through his time as an ANC member for Ward 8,
Rep. Oye learned the value of being an advocate and community resource for Washington, D.C. residents.
Champion For Statehood
Rep. Oye has dedicated his energy to educate and advocate for DC Statehood and Equality. He participated in the historic March 2019 Lobby Day which resulted in a majority of the House of Representatives supporting DC Statehood for the first time in American history.
Soon after, Rep. Oye took his efforts to Annapolis where he joined the effort to end Big Money Politics' impact on our lawmaking. Washington, D.C. is as close as it's ever been to being a state in 2021 and Rep. Oye is here to finish the fight!
The Local Pharmacist
Rep. Oye's parents raised him with an early exposure to science. This exposure inspired a love and dedication to the discipline. He went on to achieve his Doctorate of Pharmacy and has practiced as a registered pharmacist serving Washington, D.C. residents since 2014.