What inspired you to run for office? “I decided to run because I can do more in my leadership to help advocate on behalf of children, families, and communities. I am running for Mississippi House of Representatives District 68 because I know that I can be a change agent that transforms this community into a place where families can live happy and healthy lives. District 68 is my home. As a lifelong resident who chose to raise my family in District 68, I have served as a strong advocate in this community as well as represented the people as a Hinds County Election Commissioner. My vision for District 68 is to be the model for progress and sustained improvement. I know that in order to shift the culture, we must change the law and fight for policies that move District 68 and Mississippi forward. I will work toward policy solutions that invest in our youth and that impact education, economic growth, infrastructure, and voter access. In addition, I will lead with transparency, accountability, and accessibility. My constituency will know who their Representative is because I will remain visible in community, be responsive at all times, and ensure that your voice is heard at the State Capitol.”

What are you fighting for? “I am fighting for increased access to quality education, economic growth and infrastructure improvement, expansion of voting rights and healthcare access, and criminal justice reform. You can find my full Legislative Agenda at https://zakiyasummers.com/legislative-agenda/.”

What do you want voters to know about you? “My life’s work has centered on uplifting and empowering the community to improve the quality of life of children and families. A vote for Zakiya Summers for House District 68 is a vote for a leader who is authentically connected to the community, has the public policy experience, and possesses the courage and tenacity to challenge the status quo in order to create policies that improve the lives of all people. I have the passion and fervor to fight for those who have been silenced and forgotten. It’s that mission that shapes my work. It’s that mission that gets me up in the morning.”

Facebook: @ZSummersForHouse68
Instagram: @zasummers
Website: www.zakiyasummers.com

“Get involved with our campaign by contacting us at electsummers@gmail.com.”

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