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May 28, 2015 / olneypost

State Representative Cherelle Parker wins the 9th District in a landslide

State Representative Cherelle Parker (D.) won handily.

As expected, Democrat State Rep. Cherelle Parker won the 9th District city council seat with a massive 99.7% of the vote. Phillyelectionresults.com reports that Rep. Parker received 19,964 votes.

Click “more” to find out the issues Parker and the rest of city council will face.

The Philadelphia School District says it needs $300 million to keep schools up and running. Mayor Nutter has proposed an unpopular property tax hike to fund the school district. An underfunded city employee pension system and a high poverty rate will also keep city council busy.

Democrat nominee for mayor Jim Kenney ran on a platform that included raising the minimum wage that would have to be voted on by city council.

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