East County News Service
July 18, 2018 (La Mesa) – Dr. Akilah Weber, a physician who is the daughter of Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, has announced she is running for the La Mesa City Council.
If elected, she says her three top issue priorities will be public safety, health and wellness, and housing affordability.
On her website, she states, “As a doctor and active community member of the City of La Mesa and San Diego County, I have the skills to be an effective leader who knows how to look beyond today and see what tomorrow can become. My professional, personal and community experience has taught me that a strong community comes from transparency and encouraging the engagement of all residents.
As a member of your City Council, I will be there to represent our families, our seniors and our diverse voices. I will ensure that the future of La Mesa is economically strong, inclusive of all of residents and continues to be the best city to live and raise a family.”
She is currently the director of the & Adolescent Gynecology Division at Rady Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of OB/GYN at UCSD. According to her website, she also serves as a mentor, educating youth groups on making healthy life choices, and teaches STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to underrepresented kids on the weekends. She is also involved in political and social life of La Mesa. She is an elected delegate for the 79th Assembly District, and serves as board member for La Mesa Conversations and the La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club.
She and her husband, Dennis, have two boys, Kadir and Jalil, ages 6 and 4, who attend La Mesa schools and are active in youth sports and music.
Dr. Weber recently spoke at a Democratic party picnic; view video of her speech here: