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.