Akilah Faizah Weber 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. 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.
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.
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. She previously served as a member of the La Mesa City Council.