Celestine Parker

Republican candidate for Richland County Council District 7.

Occupation: Retired

Education: BA public affairs, Columbia College

Experience in Political or Related Positions: Minority Development Committee chairperson, 4 years; Second vice chair Richland County Republican Party, 3 years and presently serving; and Sixth Congressional District chairperson, 4 years.

Why should voters choose you in this election?

I am a people person, having grown up with parents as a pastor/educator, my father, and a teacher, my mother. My experience, 30 years state government with Department of Social Services, Governor's Office as a supervisor and then as a Director of Community Outreach in victim assistance and working with voter registration. I have seen the needs and heard the concerns of many. I am able to work with people of all walks of life and will work with all regardless of party affiliation, which is a must in the district in which one serves.