Cherelle Parker is a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives representing the 200th district.

She won Philadelphia’s mayoral primary on Tuesday, likely setting her up as the city’s 100th mayor and the first woman to serve in the role.

Parker was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2005.

Parker has a master's degree in government administration from the University of Pennsylvania..

Parker is a founding member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women.

 Parker has been a proponent of expanding access to affordable housing and combating homelessness.

Parker has been endorsed by several influential organizations, including the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates..

 Parker has sponsored or co-sponsored several pieces of legislation, including bills related to voting rights, education funding, and criminal justice reform.

Parker is a breast cancer survivor and has been a vocal advocate for breast cancer awareness and research.