|Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly |
11 March 2017
|Preceded by||Andrea Mitchell|
Jessica Mary Christine O'Gorman
18 October 1981
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
|Residence||Woodvale, Western Australia, Australia|
|Education||Sacred Heart College|
|Alma mater||Edith Cowan University|
|Occupation|| Town planner |
(City of Wanneroo Council)
|Profession|| Public servant |
Jessica Mary Christine Stojkovski (née O'Gorman, born 18 October 1981) is an Australian politician. She has been a Labor member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since the 2017 state election, representing Kingsley, which takes in the areas of Kingsley, Woodvale, Greenwood, Hamersley and Warwick.
Stojkovski is the daughter of former Labor MP Tony O'Gorman, who previously represented Joondalup in the State Parliament from 2001 to 2013.Jessica Stojkovski worked as a town planner before entering politics. She also served as president of the Landsdale Residents Association as well as on the boards of numerous primary schools. Stojkovski is a sponsor of 10 local sporting clubs.
Stojkovski lives in Woodvale with her husband Siljan and two children. She grew up in Beldon and Joondalup, where she attended Eddystone Primary School and Sacred Heart College.
Jessica Stojkovski won the seat of Kingsley for the Labor Party in 2017, with a two-party preferred vote of 50.7%, making it the first time the centre-right Liberal Party had lost the seat in 12 years.
As the Member for Kingsley, Stojkovski advocated for the widening of the Mitchell Freeway from Hodges Street to Hepburn Avenue, and managed to save Duffy House.Stojkovski has supported investment in the Joondalup Health Campus, the Osborne Park Hospital and the East Green Development. In 2020, she presented a petition from local residents in Greenwood to the Transport Minister calling for the construction of an amenity wall along the Mitchell Freeway between Hepburn Avenue and Warwick Road in order to reduce noise pollution from the freeway.
In June 2018, political opponents accused Stojkovski of misusing public funds to print and disseminate flyers promoting the candidacy of her father in the 2019 federal election for the seat of Moore, which overlaps with the state electorate of Kingsley. However, Stojkovski claimed that all expenses would be paid "out of her own money" and no public expenditure had been utilised.
Stojkovski won reelection in the March 2021 state election, with a 60.5% primary vote and 66.9% two-party preferred vote. Stojkovski's candidature marked the highest vote for the Labor Party in the history of the seat of Kingsley.
Hamersley is a residential suburb 14 kilometres north-northwest of the central business district of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, and six kilometres (4 mi) from the Indian Ocean. The suburb adjoins two major arterial roads—Mitchell Freeway to the west and Reid Highway to the south—and is within the City of Stirling local government area. It was built during the late 1960s and 1970s as part of the Government of Western Australia's response to rapidly increasing land prices across the metropolitan area.
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Greenwood is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located in the City of Joondalup. The suburb is located 18 km from Perth's central business district. It is bordered by the Mitchell Freeway, Hepburn ave, Wanneroo road and Warwick road.
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Woodvale is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Joondalup and the City of Wanneroo. At the 2016 census Woodvale had a population of 9,276.
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Joondalup is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia. The district is located in the northern suburbs of Perth. Joondalup has tended to be a marginal seat.
Kingsley is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia.
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Hodges Drive is a main west-east road in Joondalup, north of Perth, Western Australia. It begins in the suburb of Ocean Reef at a T-junction with Ocean Reef Road and runs through the residential areas in Ocean Reef, Connolly and Heathridge, before terminating at Joondalup Drive. The road continues from there as Grand Boulevard. Hodges Drive is a four lane dual-carriageway for most of its length, and changes to a two way single carriageway road west of Marmion Avenue. The northern part of the Mitchell Freeway terminated at Hodges Drive between 1999 and 2008, and the road provides freeway access for residents in the Joondalup City area.
The Northern Suburbs Transit System is the name given to the project initiated and funded by the Government of Western Australia to provide high-speed passenger rail services to the northern corridor of metropolitan Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. The project was commenced by the Dowding Labor government in the late 1980s, and its main feature project was the Joondalup railway line and linked bus services, which have been a core component of the Transperth transport network since the line's opening to passengers on 21 March 1993.
Anthony Patrick O'Gorman is a former Australian politician. He was a Labor Party member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from February 2001 to March 2013, representing the constituency of Joondalup. His daughter, Jessica Stojkovski, currently represents Kingsley in the Assembly.
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|Western Australian Legislative Assembly|
| Member for Kingsley |