Education: Oberlin College, B.A. in English and Economics; Howard University School of Law, J.D.
Birthdate: December 7, 1970
Family: Wife, Michelle, twin sons, Matthew and Andrew and daughter Aerin.
Residence: DC's Crestwood Neighborhood
Political Career and Background:
In 2000, Fenty was elected to represent Ward 4 on the Council of the District of Columbia. As a council member he gained a reputation as a champion for public services, occasionally challenging the policies of Mayor Anthony Williams administration. Fenty was reelected in 2004. In 2005, he announced his candidacy for mayor. During his second term on the City Council, he served as Chairperson of the Committee on Human Services, overseeing the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, the Child and Family Services Agency, the Department of Human Services, and the Office on Aging.
Adrian Fenty was elected the fifth Mayor of DC in November 2006. In his first months in office, he made education reform a top priority by restructuring the school board and placing the city’s school chief as a direct report to his office. A dramatic school consolidation process is starting to show signs of success with major improvements in the test score results. Other key agendas to the mayor's office included stimulating economic growth, job creation and revitalizing the city's neighborhoods.