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Cherelle Parker To Become the Next Mayor of Philadelphia

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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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