When Phaedra Parks believes in something, she isn't shy about spreading her message. From working to bring attention to the water crisis in Flint to gathering her Real Housewives of Atlanta squad to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington, DC, the attorney is vocal about matters she believes are of great importance. So, it should probably come as no surprise that Phaedra would consider a job in politics.
“I always thought I would be the insurance commissioner, but then when I got into practicing law, things just evolved, and next thing I know, I’m in this entertainment field,” she told the Grio. “I love politics. I think politicians heal the community through their efforts in the legislation to pass laws that can help the people. Politics definitely plays its role.” So does that mean she will one day embark on a political career? “I’m sure I will," Phaedra said, when asked if she would ever run for office. She further noted that her family has long been active in political circles. “I’m very much so connected to politicians, and my own aunt was the first woman and person of color to be elected into politics in Hall County. So I come from a very political family," she said.
Her revelation comes just as she lands back in Flint this Friday to march for the ongoing struggles facing residents there.
Earlier this season RHOA viewers traveled to DC to see what happened when Phaedra attended the Million Man March. Check out a highlight below.