Cherelle Parker

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Cherelle Parker
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Pennsylvania State House District 200
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$84,012/year
Per diem$157/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedSeptember 13, 2005
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLincoln University, 1994
Personal
Birthday1973
Place of birthMount Airy, PA
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Cherelle L. Parker is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 200. She was first elected to the chamber after she won a special election on September 13, 2005.

Parker is an elected member of the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee.

Biography

Parker earned her B.S. in English Education from Lincoln University in 1994. Her professional experience includes working as an aide to Philadelphia City Councilwoman Marian Tasco from 1991 to 2001 and as the Project Development Coordinator for the Ninth Council District from 2001 to 2005.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Parker served on the following committees:

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Labor & Industry
Professional Licensure
Rules
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Parker served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Parker served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Cherelle Parker was set to face Bobbie Curry in the Democratic primary, but Curry was removed from the ballot on April 17, 2014, leaving Parker unopposed. Parker was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Parker ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 200. Parker ran unopposed in the primary on April 24, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 200, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCherelle Parker Incumbent 100% 30,035
Total Votes 30,035

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Parker won re-election to the 200th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Pennsylvania State House, District 200
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Cherelle Parker (D) 22,879 100.0%

2008

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Parker won re-election to District 200 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She received 29,954 votes running unopposed.[7]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 200
Candidates Votes Percent
Cherelle L. Parker (D) Green check mark transparent.png 29,954 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cherelle Parker is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Cherelle Parker raised a total of $395,921 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[8]

Cherelle Parker's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 200 Won $104,108
2010 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 200 Won $89,694
2008 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 200 Won $59,070
2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 200 Won $143,049
Grand Total Raised $395,921

2012

Cherelle Parker won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cherelle Parker raised a total of $104,108.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Cherelle Parker's campaign in 2012
Laborers District Council$7,500
Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers$3,750
Liberty Square Group$3,500
Comcast$2,500
Brown, Jeffrey N$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$104,108
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Parker received $89,694 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Cherelle Parker's campaign in 2010
Lomax Jr, Walter P$5,000
Friends of Leanna Washington$3,500
Rendell 95$2,500
Students First$2,500
Citizens to Elect Dwight Evans for State Representative$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $89,694

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 2 to December 31. In 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 7 through November 12.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 4 through November 30. In 2012, the Pennsylvania General Assembly began its legislative session on January 3.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.

Personal

Parker is married to Benjamin

Controversies

DUI arrest

On May 1, 2011, Parker was arrested and charged for a DUI in Germantown. Her trial, originally set for July 11, was re-scheduled for August 22 so that the Pennsylvania Attorney General could prosecute the case.[10] Parker was found guilty of a DUI on January 16, 2012. She was sentenced to three days in jail, ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and a suspension in her driver's license for one year. As of February 1, 2013, the sentence has been suspended pending an appeal to the Superior Court.[11]

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Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 200
2005–present
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