Representative Jessie Rodriguez was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly during a Special Election in November 2013. She currently resides in Oak Creek, Wisconsin with her husband, Aaron and son, Noah.
She serves on five Assembly Committees including Education, Energy and Utilities, Health, International Affairs and Commerce, and is the Chairperson for the Committee on Family Law.
Jessie was born in Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador in 1977. During a civil war in 1984, she moved to Massachusetts with her family and eventually to Milwaukee in the early 1990s. She graduated from Hamilton High School and is a Marquette University alumna where she graduated with a B.A. in communication studies.
The educational opportunities she was presented led to her interest in promoting the benefits of the Parental Choice Program and her position as Outreach Coordinator for Hispanics for School Choice. She is able to combine her insight of the communities she represents with her vast knowledge of the Choice Program to work on innovative education reforms to ensure quality education for all students.