PHILADELPHIA, PA – Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District) today released the following statement regarding the resignation of Councilmember Cherelle L. Parker (9th District).
“Councilmember Parker has communicated to me her resignation from City Council, effective today.”
“Councilmember Parker, Council’s Majority Leader, and I have worked together for a long time, first as a Council staffer, then as a State Representative from Northwest Philadelphia and Philadelphia delegation leader, and in recent years, as a Councilmember representing the 9th District. Councilmember Parker is a hard worker and strong advocate for her constituents and the city at large.”
“Whether the issue was supporting small businesses along neighborhood commercial corridors, or exposing discrimination in home appraisals, Councilmember Parker always stands up for doing what’s right, and getting results. Her focus on community policing and neighborhood public safety is an important part of Council’s work on reducing gun violence.”
“As Council’s majority leader, I knew I could always count on Cherelle Parker to work to assemble the votes we needed to pass legislation benefitting all Philadelphians. She will be missed.”
“As with each of the former members who have resigned recently to pursue other endeavors, I look forward to continuing to work with Cherelle Parker to benefit every Philadelphian.”