Press Release

The Collective PAC Endorses Cherelle Parker For Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thursday, March 16th, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, The Collective PAC  — the nation’s largest political action committee dedicated to increasing Black political engagement, representation, and power across all levels of government — endorsed Cherelle Parker for mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Hon. Cherelle Parker is running for mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ms. Parker recently served as a Philadelphia City Council Member for District Nine. Before being elected to the city council, she was a State Representative for the 200th District and a teacher. While serving on the City Council, Ms. Parker was the majority leader and led the Philly First Home program, which assists first-time buyers with their down payment or closing costs, partnered with Community College of Philadelphia for Power Up Your Business, a small business training program, and introduced the Project Information Form, that lets the community know the environmental impacts that developments pose with their projects. If elected, she plans to reduce gun violence, empower the community through economic development, and continue to foster Philadelphia into a safer and greener city. 

Founders of The Collective PAC, Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James, released the following statement:

“The Collective PAC is excited to endorse Cherelle Parker on her historic run to become the first Black woman mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With more than 16 years of dedicated public service to Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Ms. Parker has vast experience in making investments that benefit and improve neighborhoods throughout the city. Her dedication and passion for the City of Philadelphia continue to galvanize her advocacy for affordable housing, continued investment into the public education system, and ending the systemic poverty and violence that negatively impacts the city. The Collective PAC is proud to support Cherrelle Parker as she campaigns to become the first Black woman mayor of Philadelphia.”



The Collective PAC is working to create an America where Black people are equally represented at every level of government. The Collective PAC is strategically focused on creating a truly equitable democracy where our nation’s local, state, and federal governments have diverse and talented elected leadership and Black people are fully represented in positions of power to create the policies necessary to progress our communities forward. Over the past six years, The Collective PAC has successfully helped 425 Black candidates win elections across the United States.