Jessica Stojkovski

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Jessica Stojkovski

MLA
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Kingsley
Assumed office
11 March 2017
Preceded by Andrea Mitchell
Personal details
Born
Jessica Mary Christine O'Gorman

(1981-10-18) 18 October 1981 (age 39)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Political party Labor
Parents Tony O'Gorman
Residence Woodvale, Western Australia, Australia
Education Sacred Heart College
Alma mater Edith Cowan University
Occupation Town planner
(City of Wanneroo Council)
Profession Public servant
Politician
Website www.jessicastojkovski.com.au

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.

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Personal life

Stojkovski is the daughter of former Labor MP Tony O'Gorman, who previously represented Joondalup in the State Parliament from 2001 to 2013. [1] Jessica Stojkovski worked as a town planner before entering politics. She also served as president of the Landsdale Residents Association [2] as well as on the boards of numerous primary schools. [3] Stojkovski is a sponsor of 10 local sporting clubs. [3]

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.

Political career

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. [3] Stojkovski has supported investment in the Joondalup Health Campus, the Osborne Park Hospital and the East Green Development. [3] 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. [4]

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. [5]

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.

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References

  1. "Jessica Stojkovski". Business News. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  2. Green, Antony (2017). "Kingsley". ABC Elections. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Jessica Stojkovski MLA". jessicastojkovski.com.au. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  4. "Residents call for sound wall along freeway". Community News. 2 June 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  5. "I'll pay for Labor flyer, says MP". The West Australian. 16 June 2018. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Andrea Mitchell
Member for Kingsley
2017–present
Incumbent