Examining the resources allocated to every school in the electorate and addressing the shortfalls are priorities for new Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovska.
With the WAEC having declared the result, Mrs Clarke defeated outgoing Liberal MLA Andrea Mitchell by securing 50.7 per cent of the two party preferred vote. This represents a swing of 14.7 per cent to WA Labor.
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A strong advocate for education, Mrs Stojkovska said she was acutely aware of shortages in education assistants across the sector and funding gaps at many northern suburbs schools.
“Education is a big issue for me. I believe that if we invest in our kids’ education we are investing in the future of our state,” she said.
Having grown up in the northern suburbs and now raising her two children in Woodvale with her husband, Mrs Stojkovska said she was aware of the issues facing families.
“As a mother, I am concerned about ensuring we have a health care system where patients are a priority,” she said. “The Barnett Liberal Government has neglected our healthcare system for too long and we need a government that will put patients first.
Mrs Stojkovska is a big believer in volunteerism and currently serves on the Parents and Friends Association Board at her daughter’s school and was previously the Landsdale Residents’ Association President and the Chair of the Perth Rose of Tralee Committee.
She holds a Bachelor of Planning and works in a strategic planning role at the City of Wanneroo.
She is passionate about sustainability and the holistic nature of urban, economic and community planning.
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