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.
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.