VIDEO: Cherelle Parker becomes Philadelphia’s first female mayor

By Graham Harrington

January 4, 2024

Cherelle Parker swore her oath of office on Tuesday as Philadelphia’s 100th mayor, becoming the first woman to do so.

The 51-year-old Democrat with years of political experience took the reins of the city in a ceremony at the historic Met in Philadelphia.

She succeeds term-limited Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney. In her speech Parker echoed her campaign promise to make Philadelphia the “safest, cleanest, greenest big city in the nation that will provide access to economic opportunity for all.”

 

 

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Cherelle Parker swore her oath of office on Tuesday as Philadelphia’s 100th mayor, becoming the first woman to do so. The 51-year-old Democrat with years of political experience took the reins of the city in a ceremony at the historic Met in Philadelphia. She succeeds term-limited Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney. In her speech Parker echoed her campaign promise to make Philadelphia the “safest, cleanest, greenest big city in the nation that will provide access to economic opportunity for all.” 🎥: AP News #Pennsylvanian #Philly #PhillyNews #Philadelphia #CherelleParker #Pennsylvanialife #PhillyPhilly #PhiladelphiaNews #PAPolitics #PoliticalNews #NewsUpdate #NewsUpdates #PoliticsNews

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  • Graham Harrington

    Graham Harrington is The Keystone's social media manager. As a multimedia journalist, he has written for the Denisonian, PAC News, and Today’s Patient. Graham lives in Delaware County and is a graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

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