WI Elects First GOP Latina to Legislature

ELECTION 2014

Republican Jessie Rodriguez elected to Assembly for 21st District

Franklin Ald. Ken Skowronski wins 82nd Assembly primary

 

Republican Jessie Rodriguez defeated Democrat Elizabeth Coppola on Tuesday in a special election for the 21st District Assembly seat vacated by former Rep. Mark Honadel (R-South Milwaukee).

Rodriguez, outreach coordinator for Hispanics for School Choice, received 4,546 votes, and Coppola, a United Way fundraiser and former member of Milwaukee's Social Development Commission, received 3,520, according to preliminary results.

Rodriguez will replace Honadel, who held the seat for a decade before his resignation in September.

Rodriguez has lived in the area for a decade. She is married to Aaron Rodriguez, who writes a blog for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and is a Franklin resident.

She immigrated to the United States from El Salvador with her family as a child and is a 2002 graduate of Marquette University.

The race drew more than $100,000 in independent expenditures by special-interest groups, big-name political endorsements and attention from party activists.

The Amerian Federation for Freedom, a school voucher advocacy group, spent $45,647 promoting Rodriguez, and the pro-business Jobs First Coalition spent $24,000 opposing Coppola. The left-leaning Greater Wisconsin Fund spent $30,815 for Coppola's campaign.

Those independent expenditures are more than the candidates themselves raised or spent, according to state records. Coppola raised nearly $25,000, and Rodriguez raised almost $48,000 through Nov. 4.

The district includes Oak Creek, South Milwaukee and part of Franklin.



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Congrats to Jessie.  The GOP won both special elections yesterday to maintain their 59-39 majority in the State Assembly.

Good job. Next step is to not talk about them like some kind of spreading plague. 

hrmm....looks like she might be hot but need more pics to be able to tell for sure. 

Well, time to start looking at minor parties I suppose.

HereWeAre - 


Good job. Next step is to not talk about them like some kind of spreading plague. 



I think we prefer when immigrate legally, go through the proper procedures to gain citizenship, etc...

Aw hell, there goes the legislature.

Is she a "wise Latina"? That's what we need more of.

Mark Phone Post 3.0

angryinch - 


hrmm....looks like she might be hot but need more pics to be able to tell for sure. 



She's quite cute.  She's a tiny thing.







 

rufus - 
angryinch - 


hrmm....looks like she might be hot but need more pics to be able to tell for sure. 



She's quite cute.  She's a tiny thing.







 



Absolutely wood!

She had to be a republican, not frumpy or mannish enough to be a democrat.