Yesenia Eldermira "Jessie" Rodriguez
Photos courtesy by Jessie for Assembly
Rodriguez became the first Republican Hispanic woman to be elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly.
By H. Nelson Goodson
December 4, 2013
Madison, WI - On Wednesday, Yesenia Eldermira Rodriguez (R), 36, aka, "Jessie" was sworn into office as State Representative for the 21st Assembly District by Robin Vos (R), Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly. Rodriguez's swearing in ceremony took place at the State Assembly chamber.
In November, Rodriguez defeated Elizabeth Coppola (D), 29, making her the first Latina in the GOP to get elected in Wisconsin. 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.
Rodriguez replaced retiring Republican Mark Honadel, who served for 10 years in the 21st Assembly District.