Cherelle Parker To Become the Next Mayor of Philadelphia


Democratic mayoral candidate Cherelle Parker takes the stage during an election night party in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023. Parker was elected as Philadelphia's 100th mayor, becoming the first woman to hold the office. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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On Nov. 7, Cherelle Parker won her race to become the next mayor of Philadelphia. She will be the first woman and the first Black woman to be mayor of Philadelphia. 

Parker, a former Philadelphia city councilwoman and state representative, defeated her Republican opponent in a landslide, 74.5 percent to 25.5 percent, CBS News Philadelphia reports

Democratic mayoral candidate Cherelle Parker visits a polling place in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Mayor-elect Parker will take office in January 2024 as Philadelphia’s 100th mayor. 

Parker, 51, was born to a single teenage mother and raised by her grandparents. She became the first person in her family to attend college and served 17 years in government.

Congrats to mayor-elect Cherelle Parker.

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