Park Cannon is a black woman representing Georgia as a member of the House of Representatives. She is also a Democratic Party member. She became the youngest black woman to serve as a lawmaker in the country at the age of 24.
Whatmore, Park has openly declared herself gay and constantly fights for LGBTQ rights. Following her beliefs, she opposed the state’s religious freedom bill and Heartbeat bill for which Park got arrested by the Georgia Police department.
Park Cannon Age, Birthday, Parents, Siblings
How old is Park Cannon? Born in the year 1991 in the military base camp of Albany, Georgia, Park Cannon is 29 years old now. Park celebrates her birthday on the 2nd of June, and she soon will celebrate her 30th birthday in a few months.
Talking of Park Cannon’s parents, her father is a Vietnam war veteran and her mother is a pharmaceutical representative. Her parents separated when she was just a child. She moved with her mother to Brooklyn, New York. Park attended Poly Prep and became the dance and step captain.
She became proficient in ran track, cross country and learned Spanish and Portuguese. When Barack Obama was elected as President, Park was so inspired by his Yes W Can movement that she created an original modern dance piece with the name Yes We Can.
Her parents have been very supportive of her throughout when she openly announced herself as queer.
Park Cannon Education
After high school graduation, Park enrolled in Chapman University. However, she faced racial discrimination, go through racial slurs so she decided to take a break for a while. After a year, she transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated in linguistics, while minoring in women’s and gender studies. The college experience motivated her to fight for the rights of black people.
Park Cannon Career Biography
Immediately after graduating from college, Park Cannon got an offer to work with The Feminist Women’s Health Center in Atlanta. She started working for Black women’s health promotion and wellness and lobbying as a health advocate. Park later volunteered for Planned Parenthood and NARAL. In November 2015, she got a call from her friend Georgia State Rep. Simone Bell and asked her to run for the office.
Cannon decided it would be brilliant if she gets to run for the office as it would e easier for her to work for black people. She was victorious in the 2016 special election to the Georgia House. After the death of Rep. John Lewis, Park became the Democratic nominee for Georgia’s 5th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives in the November election.
Park Cannon Arrested
Park Cannon was handcuffed by Georgia Capitol cops and taken to the Fulton County Jail. She knocked on Governor’s door while protesting and was arrested by police from the State Capitol. She was protesting against the State bill called Religious Freedom Bill which supposedly discriminates the gay and transgender people, and she was also opposing against HeartBeat Bill which sought to ban abortions after detecting fetal heartbeat.
The state representative was charged with a felony called obstruction of law enforcement, punishable by 1 to 5 years in prison. The representative was charged with disrupting a session of the General Assembly and was booked into the Fulton County jail. According to police reports, the representative was warned that she would be arrested if she did not stop knocking on the governor’s door.
Park Cannon Girlfriend / Partner / Gay
Park cannon is gay, she has openly announced her sexuality when she was sworn into the office of House of Representatives. As for now, Cannon is single, her Instagram posts and her Facebook suggest she is not involved in any romantic relationship. She is currently living with her adopted black whippet named Nellie in the Old Fourth Ward, Albany Condo.
Park Cannon Net Worth, Salary, Earnings 2021
Park Cannon as House of Representative is earning a basic salary of $17,342/year excluding other benefits. Cannon is currently living in Albany Condo bought by her grandparents years ago. As for Park Cannon’s net worth, it is estimated to be around $100,000 of 2021.
Considering her career has just begun a couple of years ago, Park has a lot to achieve in the years to come. Thus, it is safe to say that with continuous hard work, Park Cannon will be able to enhance her net worth in the future days.
Park Cannon Social Media
Park Cannon often shares her posts regarding the current political issues and has shown her strong support for the Black Lives Matter movement through her Instagram account which has to date 11.7k followers.
Cannon speaks her voice regarding equal vote opportunity and she has also voiced her opinion against the new bill to be passed by the state of Georgia in her Twitter account which has to date 19.5k followers.
Her Facebook account is no different than her Instagram and Twitter accounts. The last time Park shared her story was in January 2021.
Quick Wiki Facts and Information on Park Cannon
|Full Name/Real Name||Park Cannon|
|Date of Birth/Birthday||2nd June 1991|
|Parents||father is a Vietnam war veteran and her mother is a pharmaceutical representative.|
|Education(college/university)||University of North Carolina|
|Girlfriend / Partner||None|
|Social Media||Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram|
|Salary||$17,342 per annum|