Samuel Parham

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent


Samuel Parham earned a BS in business management from Virginia Commonwealth University and an Associate of Science degree from Richard Bland College. In addition to serving as Mayor since 2014, Parham is the Director of Business Operations for the Colonial Cleaning Service, a family business. He has served as the Governor of the Petersburg Breakfast and Lunch Rotary Clubs and Colonial Heights Rotary Club and also as the President of the Petersburg Breakfast Club. Parham currently serves as a board member for the Virginia Gateway Region, a board member for the Battersea Foundation, Vice Chair for the Crater Planning Board, a member of the Crater Workforce Chief Elected Officials Consortium, and a member of the VCU Alumni Association [1].

Key Issues


Parham advocates for economic development in Petersburg, especially through the Partnership for Petersburg Initiative and the growing pharmaceutical and casino industries in the area [4, 5].


Parham has committed to the Partnership for Petersburg initiative with Governor Glenn Youngkin, especially focusing on public safety and the local economy. He has also worked with elected officials such as Senator Joe Morrissey and Delegate Kim Taylor [4].


No endorsements could be found.


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4 Governor of Virginia
5 Progress Index