Adrian Malik Fenty (born December 6, 1970) became the fifth mayor of the District of Columbia on January 2, 2007. He is a national leader in urban education reform, having championed progressive strategies to fix the District's struggling public school system. He lost his re-election bid in the 2010 Democratic primary to Vincent C. Gray.
Fenty is the youngest person ever to hold the office of District of Columbia Mayor, winning election at age 35 and entering office at 36.
Fenty was raised in the Washington, D.C. neighborhood of Mount Pleasant. He graduated from Mackin Catholic High School in Washington, D.C. As a teenager he worked at Swenson's Ice Cream next to the Uptown Theatre.