Akilah Bacy, a native of Houston, Texas, grew up with her mother, sister, and twin brother in northwest Houston. Akilah graduated from Cypress-Creek High School of Cypress- Fairbanks I.S.D. She went on to attend Spelman College, where she earned her bachelor of arts in English. After completing Spelman College, she pursued her Juris Doctor in the panhandle at Texas Tech University School of Law.
Akilah began her career as an assistant district attorney with the Harris County District Attorney's Office. However, she determined that she could better serve her community by defending primarily indigent people of Texas, and advocating for those who find themselves a victim of employment discrimination.
Akilah works in her community both professionally and through a host of volunteer opportunities including serving as a pro-bono immigration attorney for children seeking asylum in the United States borders, mentoring in her local school district, teaching adult literacy, ESL, and legal rights classes in the West Houston community, and as a Sunday school teacher among other community service opportunities...
I am running to become your next State Representative for Texas House District 138 in 2020, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to earn your support.