Parker assigned to standing House committees

(Jan 11, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 11 – State Rep. Darisha Parker, D-Phila., today was officially assigned to four standing House committees, including Aging and Older Adult Services, Agriculture, Commerce and Consumer Affairs. This committee selection is for the 2021-22 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. “With these committee assignments, I now know my exact role as a member of this chamber and what issues I will work on for the greater good of the commonwealth,” Parker said. “I look forward to lending my voice to those issues in order to help us develop legislation and devise a plan to tackle problems or inequities we see in the state. The committee process is an essential part of what we do as legislators and helps to bring us all together on the issues affecting all of our constituents from across the state.” In addition to committee assignments, Parker said her own priorities in her first term include enacting criminal justice reforms, giving a voice to seniors, preserving parks and recreation centers, and providing affordable health care to all Pennsylvanians. She is also a member of the Philadelphia Delegation and the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, where she will serve as chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Women and Girls of Color this legislative session. Parker is one of 25 new members who were sworn in Jan. 5. There are 11 new Democrats and 14 new Republicans. Read more

 

Parker Sworn In to Begin 1st Term as State Representative

(Jan 05, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Darisha Parker has officially kicked off her first term in the Pa. House of Representatives after being sworn in as state representative of the 198th Legislative District. She explains her priorities and how she'll put her neighbors first. Read more

 

Parker takes oath of office for first term

(Jan 05, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Darisha Parker, D-Phila., today was sworn in for her first term in office, representing the 198 th Legislative District. The noon swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2021-22 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Parker said her priorities in her first term, among others, include enacting criminal justice reforms, giving a voice to seniors, preserving parks and recreation centers and providing affordable health care to all Pennsylvanians. “I am honored and humbled to represent the people of the 198 th District,” Parker said. “I am committed to working every day to pursue legislation and other initiatives that will help the residents of my district to have an enriched and purposeful life. My office is ready to help you with all of your state government needs.” She is a member of the Philadelphia Delegation and the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, where she will serve as chairwoman of the subcommittee on woman and girls of color this legislative session. S he will receive standing House committee assignments later in the month. “I am very excited to serve as subcommittee chairwoman for this very important work,” she said. “I hope to provide a voice to the issues that are of significance to all females of color.” Parker is one of 25 new members who were sworn in. There are 11 new Read more

 

Pa. Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property

(Dec 01, 2020)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Unclaimed property may include: Closed bank accounts; Uncashed checks, including paychecks; Lost stocks and bonds; Contents of safe deposit boxes; Proceeds from the demutualization of insurance companies; Expired gift cards/gift certificates. To find out if you have unclaimed property, search your name in the Unclaimed Property database at www.patreasury.gov/Unclaimed/Search.html , call 1-800-222-2046, or contact my office . There is NO CHARGE to claim your unclaimed property. Read more