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Friday, April 18, 2014

Jessica King

Candidate For State Senate 18

Jessica King

Candidate Background

Incumbent
Party: 
Democratic
Address: 

King for State Senate
P.O. Box 632
Oshkosh, WI 54903

Candidate Biography

From candidate Website

Jessica King was born and raised in Fond du Lac County by disabled parents, and overcame many life challenges at a young age.  Becoming a ward of the state at age 15, Jessica put herself through college with hard work and scholarships. Jessica earned several academic and leadership honors during her college career at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. After college King pursued a law degree and graduated from Thomas Jefferson Law School.
In 2004 Jessica came back to Oshkosh to help with her parents as they battled cancer and kidney failure. King wanted to give back to the community that had given so much to her and became very involved in several community groups. She has served as an adjunct professor at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. In 2005 Jessica was awarded the Outstanding Organization Advisor Award for her mentorship of undergraduates involved in various extra-curricular programs.
She opened her own small business and ran for Oshkosh City Council. She has been serving her 65,000 constituents since 2007. She currently serves as Deputy Mayor of Oshkosh. In 2008 Jessica was awarded the Democratic party of Wisconsin’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award. This award honors a local elected official’s commitment to pursuing strong public policy on behalf of her constituents.