Rodriguez (R), Projected Winner In The 21st Assembly District In Wisconsin

Yesenia Eldermira Rodriguez, aka, "Jessie" and Elizabeth Coppola

Jessie Rodriguez became the first Republican Hispanic woman to be elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 19, 2013

Franklin, WI - On Tuesday, Yesenia Eldermira Rodriguez (R), 36, aka,  "Jessie" defeated Elizabeth Coppola (D), 29, making her the first Latina in the GOP to get elected in Wisconsin. Rodriguez received 4,546 votes and Coppola got 3,520 votes, according to the State Election Commission.
Rodriguez who is originally from El Salvador used the alias "Jessie" to run for office. She works as an outreach coordinator for Hispanics for School Choice, a non-profit organization.
Coppola is an Alverno College graduate and worked as a fundraiser for United Way and was a member of Milwaukee's Social Development Commission. 
Rodriguez will replace retiring Republican Mark Honadel, who served for 10 years in the 21st Assembly District.

Yesenia Eldermira "Jessie" Rodriguez gave a victory speech to those attending her campaign celebration party. Rodriguez (R) posted on her "Jessie for Assembly" facebook page, "A heartfelt thanks to all my family, friends, supporters, donors and volunteers. Without you this would not have been possible. I look forward to representing the people of the 21st District!"