09/09/1972 -

PARKER, Cherelle L., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, September 9, 1972 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; graduated, Parkway High School, 1990; B.S., English, Lincoln University, 1994; M.A., public administration, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania, 2016; honorary doctorate of divinity, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 2009; English teacher, Pleasantville High School; community and special events coordinator, Philadelphia councilwoman Marian B. Tasco; 1st vice chair, 50th Ward Democratic Executive Committee; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a Special Election, September 13, 2005 to serve the remaining 2005 term; Sworn-In, September 27, 2005 and is was reelected to serve 5 more consecutive terms; appointed, Select Committee on Influenza Vaccine (2006); appointed, vice-chair, Select Committee on School Safety (2013); resigned from the House, January 3, 2016; elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (2008); elected, city council, Philadelphia (2016-2022); lobbyist, Rooney Novak Isenhour Group (2022); elected, mayor, Philadelphia (2024-present).

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