November 4, 2020 •
Owolewa Elected as D.C.’s Shadow Representative
Oye Owolewa won election as the District of Columbia’s Shadow Representative.
Unlike the District’s non-voting Delegate to the House, the Shadow Representative is not able to vote in both floor votes and committee votes and is not recognized as an actual member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Along with Owolewa’s goal to achieve statehood for the District, the underlying goal of all shadow representatives, he has expressed an objective of ending federal taxes for the District until it achieves full political representation.
Franklin Garcia, currently serving in the position, did not seek reelection.
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