Katherine Gilmore Richardson

Philadelphia City Council, At-Large, PA

A consummate community servant, Katherine is running for Philadelphia City Council At-Large because Philadelphia is soaring to new heights and leaving too many people behind. After spending more than a decade working behind the scenes in Philadelphia City Council, Katherine will be ready on day 1 to serve the people of Philadelphia. Katherine knows how to navigate City Government to make it work for others, build broad based coalitions to pass legislation and fight for the future of Philadelphia. Katherine was born to a teenage South Philly girl and adopted from birth by her loving parents, James and Pastor Lorraine Gilmore, who taught her the values of hard work, perseverance and always reaching back to help others.

Katherine serves as committee person in the 52nd Ward, 17th Division. She is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and most recently served as Vice President of the Philadelphia Young Democrats. She is a graduate of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale and holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.