Mayor Parker Being Considered For Harvard Teaching Fellowship

Mayor Annise Parker makes her exit next month after more than a decade at city hall.

While she has yet to answer the big question—is there any chance the first openly gay mayor of a major American city will run for higher office?—on Monday Parker announced one option in the works: a teaching fellowship at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

The mayor’s office released this statement attributed to Parker yesterday after KPRC first broke the news:

"I don't have a specific plan yet. I have been in discussions with Harvard University about a fellowship for the spring semester. I am under consideration and am evaluating this exciting possibility, but there have been no final decisions. I hope it works out because it could be a nice transition while I look for something more permanent." 

Harvard also released a statement saying the school is “excited that Mayor Parker is one of a small group of distinguished candidates under consideration for a Fellowship at the Institute.” The Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics will announce its class of 2016 fellows next month.

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