Zakiya is a community activist running for House District 68 in Mississippi. District 68 is Zakiya’s home. It’s where she grew and where she is raising her family. She believes that District 68 can be a community where families can grow and thrive in a safe environment, where all of our children receive a state of the art education, and where every single person has equitable access to good-paying jobs, healthcare, and the ballot box. As a former Hinds County Election Commissioner, Zakiya worked to increase voter education and engagement, and created opportunities for students to understand the elections process. Zakiya will use her 10 years of community advocacy experience, work ethic, and leadership to execute a vision of transformation for District 68. Zakiya is a broadcast journalism graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.