Marilyn Parker is a lifelong resident of Louisville. She earned her BSN degree from Eastern Kentucky University. Marilyn worked for over two decades as a critical care nurse at the University of Louisville Hospital.
Marilyn is a strong advocate of education reform and was a founding member of a local political organization that advocates for free market principles and fiscal restraint in government policy.
Marilyn has been married to Paul Parker for 22 years. Paul has built two small businesses from the ground up, helping to create jobs and spur the local economy. They have two children Lauren and Wes. Lauren attends U of L pursuing a sports science degree, and Wes is active in sports and attends St. Xavier High School. Marilyn is a graduate of St. Margaret Mary Grade School, which is located within District 18 as well as nearby Waggener High School. Marilyn and her family have been members of Southeast Christian Church for more than two decades, and she has served within the church’s youth ministry.
Marilyn was elected in November 2012 by the people of the 18th district receiving sixty percent of the vote. Marilyn represents eight suburban cities and numerous neighborhoods that are located within the 18th Metro Council District.