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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of La MesaCandidate for City Council

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Akilah Weber

Medical Doctor/Surgeon
11,149 votes (45.8%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Public Safety is vital to the future of La Mesa because everyone living and visiting La Mesa should feel safe. In addition, our fire and police departments should know they are supported for keeping La Mesa safe.
  • Ensuring housing affordability is necessary to continue to create a strong and growing La Mesa by helping long-standing residents and new residents alike make La Mesa home.
  • Health and Wellness as a priority will help mobilize the La Mesa Climate Action Plan and create opportunities to decrease the community's exposure to air pollutants.



Profession:Medical Doctor & Surgeon
Director of the Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology Division, Rady Children's Hospital (2013–current)
Associate Physician, Univeristy of California San Diego - Department of OB/GYN (2013–current)


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecoogy (2010)
John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County Adminstrative Chief Resident, Obstetrics & Gynecology (2008)
Xavier University of Louisiana Bachelor of Science, Biology (2000)
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry Doctorate of Medicine (1996)

Community Activities

Southern CA Cluster 40's Under 40 Chair, The Links, Incorporated Western Area (2016–current)
Recording Secretary, Black Women's Institute for Leadership Development (2017–current)
Links to STEM Science Coordinator, The Links Incorporated San Diego Chapter (2014–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (12)

  • San Diego County Democratic Party
  • San Diego Democrats for Equality
  • United Domestic Workers AFSCME Local 3930/AFL-CIO
  • Planned Parenthood
  • YIMBY Democrats San Diego
  • Democratic Women's Club of San Diego County
  • San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
  • Run Women Run
  • League of Conservation Voters San Diego
  • San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council AFL-CIO
  • La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club

Elected Officials (11)

  • United States House of Representative for California Susan Davis
  • Lemon Grove City Council David Arambula
  • San Diego City Councilmember Chris Ward
  • California Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins
  • California Assemblymember Shirley Weber, PhD
  • California Assemblymember Todd Gloria
  • California Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher
  • La Mesa City Councilmember Colin Parent
  • San Diego City Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry
  • Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas
  • San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez

Individuals (2)

  • Former Mayor of La Mesa The Honorable Art Madrid
  • Former La Mesa City Council David Allan

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