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79 Assembly District Special Election – VOTE for Dr. Akilah Weber


San Diego, CA – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 569 has endorsed Dr. Akilah Weber for State Assembly. Dr. Weber is running in a special election for the 79th Assembly seat, a vacancy created by the appointment of Dr. Shirley Weber as Secretary of State.
“Dr. Akilah Weber has the prescription to help heal working families impacted by the pandemic, and she has the passion and commitment to empowering communities with good, local jobs,” stated Gretchen Newsom, Political Director of Local 569. 

“In the State Assembly, Dr. Weber will fight for equity and immediate economic relief and recovery while protecting workers. IBEW 569 is proud to support Dr. Akilah Weber for State Assembly and we are looking forward to working with her to strengthen the green economy and create more clean energy, good-paying jobs for our trained workforce.”

IBEW Local 569 represents over 3,600 power professionals in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Founded in 1920, IBEW Local 569 has over 90 years of electrical experience. Our members are skilled professionals who receive ongoing training throughout their career at our Electrical Training Centers located in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Dr. Akilah Weber is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist, and she is the founder and director of the Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology Division at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. She also leads the adolescent gynecology program at UC San Diego Health, and she serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at UCSD.
Dr. Weber has served on the La Mesa City Council since 2018 where she’s worked to implement the city’s Climate Action Plan and championed the creation of both a Community Police Oversight Board and the La Mesa homelessness task force. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Dr. Weber has also been on the frontlines of the city’s efforts to protect public health. Her long record of community activism includes serving on the boards of La Mesa Conversations and the La Mesa- Foothills Democratic Club, and volunteering as the science coordinator for the Links to STEM program for children who are underrepresented in STEM fields.
Dr. Weber grew up in the Oak Park neighborhood of San Diego and graduated from Encanto Elementary School and Gompers Secondary School. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Xavier University and her Medical degree from the University of Rochester Medical School. Dr. Weber completed her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Chicago Cook County Hospital and her fellowship in Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Weber, and her husband, Dennis, live in La Mesa, with their boys, Kadir and Jalil, and their rescue dog, Shaka. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Incorporated.