Family and Personal:
Rep. Hakeem is married with four children, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and is retired from General Electric. He is also founder of the Chattanooga Youth Council.
He is a member of the Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise, Tennessee Human Rights Commission, Chattanooga Downtown Redevelopment Corporation, and the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Railroad Authority.
Councils and Boards:
He serves as chairman of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center and the Chattanooga-Hamilton County North Georgia Transportation Planning Organization. He is also a board member of Chattanooga NAACP.
Rep. Hakeem followed the Democrat party line and voted against bills chosen for education reform, medical freedom, second amendment rights, fiscal responsibility, governmental transparency, election integrity, and constitutional fidelity. Rep. Hakeem earned a vote score of 11% and a leadership grade of F based on his sponsorships and other meritorious or deleterious actions.
Here are some of the bills Rep. Hakeem supported:
• HB0204/SB0136 The Crown Act- protecting ethnic hairstyles in the workplace. [Passed]
• HB1201/SB1005 Changes in campaign finance giving advantage to incumbents; limiting freedom of speech. [Passed]
• HB1944/SB1944 porn in libraries, criminal offense Amended [Failed in S. Judiciary]
• HB1960/SB1884 No government vaccine mandates [Passed]
• HB2067/SB2189 Would reduce number of votes necessary to keep a minor party on ballot. [Failed to pass house]
• HB2128/SB2245 Election integrity measures. [Passed]
• HB2309/SB2464 Allows professional licenses for illegal immigrants in Tennessee. [Passed]
• HB2331/SB2558 Auditable paper trail voting machines. [Passed]
• HB2609/SB2890 Cincinnati Reds 80% tax-break for Chattanooga farm team. [Passed]
• HB2886/SB2901 Provides $500M for Titans to build new stadium. [Passed]
• HB8002/SB8002 Provides $678,218,300 of taxpayer money for Ford to build an electric vehicle plant in W. TN. [Passed]
Rep. Hakeem did not support these bills:
• HB1137/SB1197 No restrictions on church activities in declared emergency. [Passed]
• HB1749/SB2285 Court decisions de novo, not based on a state agency’s interpretation. [Passed]
• HB1867/SB1823 Vaccine exemptions protected. [Passed]
• HB1871/SB1982 Recognition that natural immunity is equal or superior to vaccine. [Passed]
• HB1880/SB1830 School boards- give public freedom to speak. [Killed in H. Ed. Admin]
• HB2316/SB2153 No males in girls’ sports. [Passed]
• HB2454/SB2292 Redefines “obscene” to include educational material in K-12 making it unlawful. [Passed]
• HB2666/SB2247 Requires Textbook Commission to provide a list of approved material to GA members. [Passed]
• HB2742/SB2728 Requires public high schools to teach virtues of capitalism and constitution. [Passed]
• HB2746/SB2188 Makes Ivermectin available over the counter. [Passed]
Democrat ideas and policies do not correspond with the TN or US constitutions. They do little to advance the well-being of their constituents or the population in general. They would do well to examine the motives of those by whom they are guided.
Average for All Members
Excludes LEA's from ability to use obscenity exception
Auditable paper trail voting machines
Recognition of natural immunity
No government vaccine mandates
Protection for vaccine exemptions
No restrictions on church activities in emergencies
Provides money for the Titans to build a new stadium
Requires high schools to teach the virtues of capitalism