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|6th Mayor of the District of Columbia|
January 2, 2007 – January 2, 2011
|Preceded by||Anthony Williams|
|Succeeded by||Vincent Gray|
|Member of the
Council of the District of Columbia
from Ward 4
January 3, 2001 – January 2, 2007
|Preceded by||Charlene Drew Jarvis|
|Succeeded by||Muriel Bowser|
|Born||December 6, 1970
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Oberlin College
Adrian Malik Fenty (born December 6, 1970) was the sixth, and youngest Mayor of the District of Columbia. He was a national leader in urban education reform. He lost his re-election bid in the 2010 Democratic primary to Vincent C. Gray, who went on to win the general election for Mayor.
Early life, education, and family
Fenty grew up in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington, D.C., and graduated from Mackin Catholic High School. As a teenager, he worked at Swenson's Ice Cream next to the Uptown Theatre.
Fenty's mother is white, and his father is African-American. Adrian Fenty is the middle child of three boys—older brother Shawn, a bicycle expert, and younger brother Jess. Their parents are runners and own a Fleet Feet athletic shoe store in the D.C. neighborhood of Adams Morgan. Adrian has run in the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run each year since 2004, improving his finishing time from 1:17:22 (2005) to 1:02:59 (2009).
In 1997, Fenty and lawyer Michelle Cross eloped. Michelle Cross Fenty works for the Inter-American Development Bank. They have three children: twins Matthew and Andrew (b. 2000) and Aerin Alexandra (b. 2008).
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