Mississippi House of Representatives – District 68
Zakiya Summers is serving her first term as the Mississippi State Representative for House District 68, which covers portions of West and South Jackson and parts of Byram and Terry in Hinds County, as well as Pearl and Richland in Rankin County. In the State House, she sits on the following committees: Public Education, Elections and Apportionment, Public Health and Human Services, County Affairs, and Workforce Development. Zakiya also serves as the Public Information Officer for the House Democratic Caucus and Vice-Chair of the Technology/Public Relations Committee of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus.
An entrepreneur, Zakiya owns her own corporate event planning and public relations consulting company, Lady Godiva Productions.
Zakiya is a Broadcast Journalism graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and is pursuing a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree from Jackson State University. She is married to her husband Andra Harlee, and they have three sons –Marvin, Mason, and Mathis.