Parker Re-elected to Lead Philadelphia Delegation

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State Rep Cherelle L ParkerState Rep. Cherelle L. Parker, D-Phila., has been re-elected as the chairwoman of the Philadelphia County Delegation for the 2013-14 Legislative session. Parker, who was elected to her fifth term representing the 200th Legislative District last week, was voted back to the leadership post by fellow Philadelphia legislators from the Pennsylvania House.
“I am honored and humbled to once again have been elected by my colleagues to serve as the delegation chairwoman,” Parker said. “We have 28 members representing Philadelphia, and while we each have issues unique to our individual districts, we are collectively working to enhance the quality of life for our constituents.”
Through their unified efforts, the delegation was successful in remaining at the forefront of vital legislation. Under Parker’s leadership, the delegation worked in an unprecedented manner with the mayor, City Council and the School District of Philadelphia on a number of initiatives, including property tax reform.
The delegation also produced a comprehensive guide addressing the various methods of acquiring the proper ID for voting purposes and hosted events throughout the city in response to the voter ID law. The delegation also took measures to protect citizens from gun violence and legislation seeking to legalize payday lending. “We achieved great heights this year and I look forward to leading the delegation as we continue to work together for the benefit of Philadelphia and the entire Commonwealth,” Parker said. Parker represents the 200th legislative district in northwest Philadelphia which is comprised of the Andorra, Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy and Roxborough communities.

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