Rodriguez wins District 21 election

Published on: 11/20/2013

Jessie Rodriguez of Franklin will replace retiring state Rep. Mark Honadel in representing District 21, having garnered 56 percent of the vote and beating Elizabeth Coppola of South Milwaukee.

Locally, voters followed the district trend. Rodriguez won the majority in Oak Creek, South Milwaukee and Franklin.

In Oak Creek, district voters cast 2,621 ballots for Rodriguez and 1,727 for Coppola.

In South Milwaukee, Rodriguez claimed 1,753 votes and Coppola 1,711.

In Franklin, Rodriguez won 172 votes compared to Coppola's 82.

Results remain unofficial until certified by a board of canvassers Wednesday, after press deadline.