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Nigerian-born Democrat, Owolewa wins, to be elected as shadow US Rep

Nigerian-born Oye Owolewa, contesting on the platform of the Democrats will be elected as a shadow United States Representative for the District of Columbia.

ABC 7 News made the announcement via its Twitter handle @ABC7News on Wednesday.

The tweet goes, “Democrat Oye Owolewa will be elected as a shadow U.S. Representative out of the District of Columbia.”

The results show that Owolewa scored 164,026 votes representing 82.84 per cent of total votes cast.

In 2018, Oye was elected commissioner of his neighborhood in Southeast DC. In this position, he served as the medium between the community and the local government.

Oye worked to bring resources to the underserved by advising DC lawmakers based on continued community feedback.

Some of Oye’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 commissioner, Oye learned the value of being an advocate and community resource.

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, Oye 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 and Oye is here to finish the fight.

Upon completing his degree in pharmacy, Oye moved to DC to begin practicing pharmacy and impacting the community. Since 2014, he’s been a member of RESET, a coalition of STEM professionals who volunteer in public schools, engaging students through hands-on science experiments. his goal is to inspire young people to pursue STEM careers and become tomorrow’s scientists.

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