Nate Bennett Fleming is currently the U.S. Representative for the District of Columbia. Because of the District of Columbia’s lack of voting representation in Congress, Bennett Fleming’s role as the District’s U.S. Representative, commonly known as the Shadow Representative, is to advocate for voting congressional representation, self-determination rights, and statehood for the District of Columbia. Nathan Bennett Fleming is a native of Washington D.C. In 2007, he received his B.A. with Honors from Morehouse College, where he was Executive Director of the Student Government Association. Bennett Fleming is a 2011 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. While in law school, he was awarded a Harvard Public Service Fellowship, which fully funded study as a graduate fellow in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.