Latina Wins 21st Assembly Seat

Screen Shot 2013-11-26 at 7.35.13 AMMilwaukee – For South Milwaukee/Oak Creek and Franklin it was Election Day this week. A special election was held for the vacant Assembly seat that was held for 10 years by Rep.
Mark Honadel who resigned recently. Assembly District 21 candidates on the ballot were Elizabeth Coppola on the Democratic side, and Jessie Rodriguez for the Republican side. News reports state that a woman has never represented the 21st Assembly District.
The 21st Assembly District consists of 87% White voters. South Milwaukee is a city of 21,000, generally Democratic-leaning in its voting on state and federal elections. Oak Creek, a city of about 35,000, is another suburban bluecollar community.
Jessie Rodriguez defeated Elizabeth Coppola. Rodriguez immigrated to the United States from El Salvador with her family as a child and is…

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