Politician Info
F Jessie Rodriguez (R - WI) MEDICAL USE

Republican assembly representative from Oak Creek has not co-sponsored any legislation on marijuana reform since elected in 2013.  

During 2019, the Assembly Republicans prefiled a bill for the 2020 legislative session to create a medical marijuana program in Wisconsin (Assembly Bill 750) which she failed to co-sponsor.

March 2020 Republicans circulated a decriminalization bill for co-sponsorship which she failed to co-sponsor.

Holds office State Assembly District 21

Candidate in race for State Assembly District 21 on Tuesday, August 13, 2024

  • Born Puerto el Triunfo, El Salvador, July 5, 1977; married.
  • Graduate Alexander Hamilton High School (Milwaukee), 1996; B.A. Marquette University, 2002.
  • Full-time legislator. Former analyst for a supermarket company; outreach coordinator for a non-profit.
  • Member: Major, Wisconsin Wing, Civil Air Patrol Legislative Squadron (official Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force).
  • Elected to Assembly in November 2013 special election. Reelected since 2014.
  • Leadership positions: Majority Caucus Secretary 2019, 2017, 2015.
Position on Marijuana Legalization

Opposed - gateway theory and sites law enforcement concerns of medical diversion to the the recreational market - source

Position on Marijuana Decriminalization

Unknown - Click link to send a message to support marijuana decriminalization.

Position on Medical Marijuana

Rep. Rodriguez now says she can support medical “if” so long it was not used to legalize recreational marijuana - Sept 2020 Candiate Interview


Assembly District 21 is in Milwaukee County including parts of Oak Creek and South Milwaukee.

Milwaukee County 2018 Referendum:

“Do you favor allowing adults 21 years of age and older to engage in the personal use of marijuana, while also regulating commercial marijuana-related activities, and imposing a tax on the sale of marijuana?”

  • 70% YES
  • 30% NO

Contact Jessie Rodriguez

Email: Rep.Rodriguez@legis.wisconsin.gov

Web: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2023/legislators/assembly/2505

Phone: 608-266-0610


State Capitol, Room 321 East Post Office Box 8953

Madison, WI 53708

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