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Double-double legacies? Next Black caucus members expected to be familiar names

By Aldon Thomas Stiles | California Black Media



Last week, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), a group comprised of African American elected officials serving in the State Legislature, was preparing to welcome its newest member, former La Mesa City Councilwoman Dr. Akilah Weber.


On Monday, April 19, Weber, who is African American, was sworn in as the newest member of the State Legislature, representing the 79th Assembly District in the San Diego area. Her mother, Dr. Shirley Weber, California’s Secretary of State, previously held the seat for almost a decade — from 2012 to 2021.


After her swearing in, Weber will be the newest member of the CLBC.