West Lafayette City Council District 5

Kathy Parker

Jennifer Teising

Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about me. I look forward to learning more about your concerns, serving as your District 5 City Councillor.

I have been married for 27 years, and am the mother of 3 children, ages 22, 19 and 16, all of whom went through the West Lafayette School system (only one of whom remains at home). I teach English as a Second Language at the West Lafayette Elementary School, and serve as the Director for the LUM Thanksgiving, which coordinates with local businesses, churches, and individuals to feed roughly 900 Thanksgiving meals to residents of Greater Lafayette in a sit-down, family-style fashion at Central Presbyterian Church.

Over the years, I have been an active participant in Greater Lafayette, combining my efforts with others to improve our community. I am a recent mayoral appointment to the West Lafayette Economic Development Committee, the former Greater Lafayette Lead for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Be SMART (safe storage of fire arms) lead, one of the organizers for our local Women’s March, Commissioner on the West Lafayette Police Merit Board, Board Member of Lafayette Urban Ministry, and fundraising team member for the LUM Hunger Hike. Additionally, I am a member of the NAACP, Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies, and Lafayette Indivisible. I believe that in order to be a great community, we need to listen to each other, and do our parts to promote justice.

Good government starts locally, and democracy works best when everyone participates. Our leaders should be concerned about issues that are important to community members, accessible to hearing their concerns, and capable of taking meaningful action to fix problems. We are so lucky in West Lafayette to have a city government that responds to the concerns of citizens, and I look forward to joining their ranks.

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

Voting Information

Step 1: A voter must be 18 by Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to cast a ballot in the General Election.

Step 2: You must reside in West Lafayette (Tippecanoe County) District 5 to vote for the District 5 Councilor. If you don’t know what district you live in you can check HERE via Google Maps.

Step 3: You must be registered to vote by October 7, 2019. If you aren’t registered or want to check your registration you can do that HERE.

Step 4: You can vote early, which is faster and easier than waiting until election day.  Find early voting information HERE.


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