2019 City Council District 9 Candidate


Cherelle Parker

Party: Democrat
Previous occupations: State Representative for the 200th District for 10 years; Senior Staffer for former Councilperson Marian Tasco
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Parker was born and raised in Philadelphia, and attended Lincoln University and the University of Pennsylvania. She was a staffer for former city councilperson Marian Tasco for 15 years and served as a State Representative for 10 years. Parker began her first term in 2016 and is now seeking a second term.


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  • Voted in favor of the 0.1% increase in the realty transfer tax to fund the City’s repair programs for homeowners (source)

  • Helped create the Long-time Owner-Occupied Program, which freezes property tax increases for long-time homeowners (source)


  • Helped establish “Power Up Your Business,” a training program based out of the Community College of Philadelphia (source)

  • Helped to increase the prevailing wage, which is a set wage for construction and trades jobs (source)

  • As a State Representative, helped pass the Philadelphia Tax Fairness Package, which helps the City collect delinquent taxes (source)

  • As a State Representative, helped pass a $2 per pack tax on cigarettes (source)


  • Current ward leader for the 50th ward (source)

  • Arrested for a DUI in 2011, which she had to serve 3 days in jail for and pay $1,000 (Source)