Katherine Gilmore Richardson

Katherine Gilmore Richardson is running for an At-Large seat on the Philadelphia City Council.

After graduating from West Chester University, Katherine started her career at the School District of Philadelphia as a long-term substitute teacher at Overbrook High School. Later, she worked in healthcare at Pennsylvania Hospital, where she created the first transitional work program for patient care technicians and certified nursing assistants. 

Katherine spent more than a decade working for Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown. She helped to achieve the successful passage of numerous bills which improved quality of life for seniors, families, and children. During her time as Chief of Staff to the Chair of the Committee on the Environment, she observed the tremendous work of professionals, advocates and volunteers to move City government forward in environmental protection and sustainability. Katherine also worked on legislation to make the Office of Sustainability a permanent part of City Government, establish energy benchmarks for commercial buildings, and establish green roof density bonuses.

After more than 11 eleven years working behind the scenes in City Council, Kathy is uniquely qualified to be ready on day one to work hard to provide a better quality of life. We strongly urge you to vote for Kathy on November 5.