TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Constance 'Connie' Parker elected president of NAACP's Pittsburgh branch

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

Penn Hills resident Constance “Connie” Parker will become the second woman to lead the NAACP's Pittsburgh branch in the nearly 100-year-old history of the civil rights group.

Parker, 70, won 171 votes Tuesday to become president-elect of the Hill District branch founded in 1915.

Deborah Walker, 57, of Allentown and Regina Ragin Dykes, 68, of East Liberty received 145 votes and 16 votes, respectively, said Secretary Imogene Hines, 63, of Ross.

Parker, the branch's first vice president for eight years, will succeed M. Gayle Moss, 71, of Wilkins, who did not seek re-election after eight years in office.

Five other officers were elected or re-elected: Charlene McAbee, 66, of Churchill, as first vice president; Squirrel Hill resident Marilyn Barnett Waters, 65, second vice president; Johnnie Miott, 73, of Stanton Heights, third vice president; Findlay resident Anita Walker, secretary; and Morton Stanfield Jr., 33, of Friendship, treasurer.

Thirteen people were elected to the executive committee, which can have up to 24 members.

Hines said 332 members of the branch voted. The two-year terms for officers and committee members begin in January.

Tory N. Parrish is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-5662 or tparrish@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. Plum officials reassess equipment policy after sexual assault case
  2. Pittsburgh police solve fewer homicides
  3. Allegheny County to increase restaurant penalties
  4. Plum teacher’s lawyer says latest allegations don’t measure up
  5. Duquesne man arrested again for Megan’s Law violations
  6. Security cameras, more police planned at Monroeville Mall
  7. Detour signs highlight woes expected in Bigelow and Baum projects in Pittsburgh
  8. Pittsburgh police find missing 75-year-old man
  9. Newsmaker: Sara Mantick
  10. Pittsburgh man going to prison for fatally stabbing girlfriend’s son with butcher knife
  11. Teen missing for a week found safe by Pittsburgh missing persons unit