Meet US Rep. Dr. Oye

The newly elected U.S. Representative for the District of Columbia. Rep Dr. Oye fights for equality and DC statehood.


US Rep. Dr. Oye

Representative Adeoye Owolewa "Oye" 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, DC to open his practice in 2012. He currently resides in Ward 8 and has used his time in DC 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.

Representative Owolewa has also advocated for DC Statehood since his inception in politics and now as you newly elected US Representative for the District of Columbia, a millennial, advocate and immigrant he will fight for equality for all DC residents by achieving DC Statehood.

Dedicated Public Servant

In 2018, Representative Owolewa was elected commissioner of his neighborhood in Southeast DC. In this position as the Ward 8 ANC, he served as the medium between the community and the local government. Representative Owolewa worked to bring resources to the underserved by advising DC lawmakers based on continued community feedback.


Some of Representative Owolewa’s most notable achievements were increasing science enrichment programs in Southeast elementary schools, adding traffic safety measures and helping bring a Senior Day Center to the neighborhood.


As an ANC member for Ward 8, Representative Owolewa learned the value of being an advocate and community resource for DC residents.


Champion for

DC Statehood

Representative Owolewa has dedicated his energy to educate and advocate for DC statehood and equality. He participated in the historic March 2019 lobby day, resulting in a majority of the House of Representatives supporting DC Statehood for the first time in American history.


Soon after, Representative Owolewa took his efforts to Annapolis where he joined the effort to end big money’s impact on our lawmaking. DC’s as close as it’s ever been to being a state in 2021 and Representative Owolewa is here to finish the fight.


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