Jessica lives in Woodvale with her husband Siljan and their two kids. She grew up in Beldon and Joondalup where she attended Eddystone Primary School and Sacred Heart College.
As a mum with young children at school, Jessica values the contribution education makes to our kid’s future. Jessica’s experience serving on the Greenwood College, Warwick Senior High School, St Luke’s Catholic Primary School, Creaney Primary School and Halidon Primary School boards has given her a solid understanding of the pressures and demands on the education system in today’s changing world.
Jessica has a strong community background having been a former President of the Landsdale Residents Association before moving to Woodvale and the Conveynor and committee member of the Perth Rose of Tralee centre. With two young children it is no surprise that Jessica is involved in many community sporting organisations as a parent such as Woodvale Little Athletics and St Luke’s Netball Club and a Club sponsor of:
- Woodvale Edgewater Eagles (AFL)
- Woodvale Football Club (Soccer)
- Woodvale Wings Netball Club
- Kingsley Football Club (AFL)
- Kingsley Jnr Football Club (AFL)
- Kingsley Westside Seniors Football (Soccer)
- Kingsley Jnr Cricket Club
- Kingsley Snr Cricket Club
- Greenwood Netball Club
- Warwick Greenwood Jnr Football
As a former small business owner Jessica has a good understanding of the pressures and demands on small businesses in our local community. Jessica made it her mission to support small businesses and small business people in the Kingsley electorate. All purchases for the electorate office and for donations to schools and community groups are purchased where possible from businesses or small business owners in the Kingsley electorate or the nearby Wangara Industrial area. Jessica also does Small Business Shootouts on her social media that highlight and promote an individual small business or small business person in the Kingsley electorate.
When Jessica was first elected in 2017, many people told her that they felt that the Kingsley electorate was often forgotten, Jessica has been determined to ensure that the Kingsley Electorate gets their fair share. Jessica has been involved in several successes for the local community including:
- The widening of the Mitchell Freeway from Hodges to Hepburn
- Investment in the Joondalup Health Campus
- Investment in the Osborne Park Hospital
- Saving Duffy House
- Greenwood Sound Wall Petition
- Lake Goollelal Midge Management
- East Green Development
- Investment in our local public schools
Since being re-elected in 2021, Jessica has continued to advocate for the community whilst being appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Rita Saffioti, Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports between 19 March 2021 to 14 December 2022, additionally Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable John Carey; Minister for Housing; Lands; Homelessness; Local Government from December 14, 2022, to 8 June 2023.
Jessica was made Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier; Minister for State and Industry Development, Jobs and Trade; Public Sector Management; Federal-State Relations; Parliamentary Secretary of the Cabinet from 8 June 2023 in the new Cook Government ministry.
This is an exciting opportunity which will enhance Jessica's pre-existing skills, enhancing her advocacy for the Kingsley electorate.