Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), a political fixture in Washington, has represented the District of Columbia as a non-voting member of Congress for more than two decades.
Here’s an excerpt from a profile of Norton by the Post’s Paul Schwartzman from October 2012:
In the political hothouse that is Washington, mayors come and mayors go, along with senators, House members and presidents. But Norton ... is a fixture, her exalted stature infused by her years as a feminist, academic, constitutional lawyer and civil rights activist.
Yet, for all her acclaim, Norton represents the District without the accoutrement that adds power to swagger — a vote on the House floor — a fact that makes her the object of sympathy, admiration and no small amount of ridicule.