Jessica King won Wisconsin's 18th Senate District in a special recall election. Jessica previously served on the Oshkosh Common Council and on the Transit Advisory Board, Grand Opera House Advisory Board and the Energy and Environment Committee.
Jessica is a native of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She received her high school diploma in 1993 from St. Mary Springs, Fond du Lac. Jessica received her undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) in 1998, with majors in International Studies, History and Political Science. Jessica was selected to participate in internships with the Helicopter Association International (HAI) in Washington, D.C., participated in practical study in development planning at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and was one of six student ambassadors sent by UWO to Bangladesh in the summer 1997. Jessica also received a Wisconsin Women in Government Scholarship, which allowed her to study Medieval History at University of Cambridge, Clare College.
Jessica served as President of the International Law Society. Jessica currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Grand Opera House, the Oshkosh Rotary Club, Oshkosh Area League of Women Voters, the UWO Alumni Association, the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Legal Action Wisconsin, Inc., and is a Wisconsin State Bar delegate to the American Bar Association. Jessica also participates in local community events including the Rosanne Hoefel 5k Diversity Run/Walk/Roll, and the 2006 United Way Campaign.
Jessica is also a member of the Winnebago County Bar Association, the Oshkosh Community Foundation’s GEMS giving circle, and is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Oshkosh.