About Marilyn Parker

Marilyn Parker is a lifelong resident of Louisville. She attended St. Margaret Mary Elementary, Waggener High School, and earned her BSN Degree from Eastern Kentucky University. Marilyn worked for almost 3 decades as a critical care nurse at the University of Louisville Hospital, and currently works part-time at Norton Hospital.

Marilyn was a founding member of a local political organization that advocates for free market principles and fiscal restraint in government policy.

Marilyn was first 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. She was re-elected to a third term in November 2020. 

Councilwoman Parker has served on the Budget, Appropriations, Appointments, Planning and Zoning, Public Safety and Parks Committees. 

Marilyn has made significant improvements to District 18, including major updates to Des Pres and AB Sawyer Parks, road and traffic improvements, assisted MSD with multiple flooding issues, and made sidewalk and green space enhancements. She has consistently worked to increase transparency and accountability in the metro budget process, and fought to stop tax increases by helping find effiencies throughout metro government. 

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