DFER D.C. Endorses Oye Owolewa for U.S. Shadow Representative in the June 21 Primary

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June 9, 2022

Contact: Joshua Hodge, jhodge@dfer.org

WASHINGTON, D.C.(June 9, 2022) – Today, Democrats for Education Reform DC (DFER DC) announced its endorsement of Rep. Oye Owolewa. Owolewa is running for reelection as United States Representative in the Democratic Primary on June 21.

“We are proud to support Rep. Oye Owolewa for re-election. He is a champion for D.C. residents’ civil rights, a passionate advocate for our students and families, and a dutiful community servant,” said DFER DC Director Jessica Giles.

During his first term as a United States Representative, Rep. Owolewa admirably and honorably fought for D.C. Statehood. He wants to reinvent our public education system. He believes investments in early professional mentorship programs and career development pathways will help ensure every student reaches their fullest potential. He supports many critical issues for students and families, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) and gender-affirming health care. He has previously served as a Ward 8 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner and volunteers his free time at a neighborhood elementary school.

DFER DC is dedicated to eliminating racial inequity and discrimination in the D.C. public education system by supporting leaders who champion student-centered policies. More information can be found on our website here.