Akilah Weber
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 79th district
Assumed office
April 19, 2021
Preceded byShirley Weber
Personal details
Born
Akilah Faizah Weber

(1978-07-02) July 2, 1978 (age 43)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Dennis Gakunga
Children2
ParentsShirley Weber (mother)
EducationXavier University of Louisiana (BS)
University of Rochester (MD)

Akilah Faizah Weber (born July 2, 1978) is an American politician and physician serving in the California State Assembly from the 79th district, which includes parts of San Diego, Chula Vista, National City and all of La Mesa, Bonita and Lemon Grove. She is the daughter of Shirley Weber, her predecessor in the Assembly and the current Secretary of State of California.

Early life and education

Weber was born and raised in Oak Park, San Diego. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Rochester Medical Center.[1]

Career

After graduating from medical school, Weber completed a residency at the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and a pediatric and adolescent gynecology fellowship at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Weber is an OBGYN at Rady Children's Hospital.[2]

Weber was elected to the Assembly in a special election on April 6, 2021, to fill the vacancy of her mother, Shirley Weber, who resigned to assume the position of secretary of state of California. She was subsequently sworn in on April 19, 2021.[3] She previously served as a member of the La Mesa City Council.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ "Courage California Voter Guide". progressivevotersguide.com. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  2. ^ "Akilah Weber, M.D." www.rchsd.org. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  3. ^ "Daughter Akilah Weber Succeeds California Elections Chief Shirley Weber in Legislature". NBC 7 San Diego. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  4. ^ "Biography | Official Website - Dr. Akilah Weber representing the 79th California Assembly District". a79.asmdc.org. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  5. ^ "La Mesa City Council says goodbye to Akilah Weber". San Diego Union-Tribune. April 18, 2021. Retrieved April 25, 2021.