About Darisha


 “I am proud to be running for State Representative of the 198th Legislative District. I will use my skills as a coalition builder and connector to show how teamwork can improve lives. As a resident of the district, I have an understanding of the issues that are important to our community. In Harrisburg, I will fight for funding to ensure that Our Schools are Safer, Our Seniors are Protected, and Our Parks and Recreation Centers are Preserved."  

 Darisha K. Parker is a dedicated community leader with over 25 years of experience in communications and public service. She is a proud graduate of Germantown High School’s magnet program; and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Bennett College. Darisha has earned a respected reputation as a public relations expert and entrepreneur. She has organized grassroots events such as the one that led to the safe return of an abducted woman from Germantown; and executed initiatives to raise funds for the victims and families of violent and unsolved crimes.

Darisha has evolved from a public relations expert, into a transformative Legislative Assistant for State Representative Rosita C. Youngblood. She led rallies with neighbors and community leaders against environmental injustice and low wages. Darisha is active in the district’s Town Watch and provides information about safety strategies to area residents. She also partnered with community groups to donate funds to support gun violence awareness, prevent school closings, and feed families in need.

Darisha is running for State Representative to continue in her service to the residents of the 198th Legislative District.