Announcing Key Endorsements From My Future Senate, Assembly Colleagues

SOUTH MILWAUKEE — Today, South Milwaukee Mayor Erik Brooks announced a number of key endorsements of his campaign for the Wisconsin State Assembly District 21, including the following: 

  • State Senator Chris Larson
  • State Representative Evan Goyke
  • State Representative Jonathan Brostoff
  • State Representative Christine Sinicki
  • State Assembly Minority Leader Representative Gordon Hintz

“Erik will be a terrific representative for our neighbors in the 21st Assembly District. I look forward to standing with him in Madison for strong communities, strong schools, more affordable health care, and other issues important to the citizens of South Milwaukee, Oak Creek, and Franklin. As mayor, Erik has consistently brought people together to solve problems and move our city forward. Erik is connected with his community and he will work on their behalf and amplify their voice in the state Capitol.”

Sen. Chris Larson, Wisconsin State Senate 7th District

“Mayor Erik Brooks knows how to get stuff done.  He’s going to bring his pragmatic approach to Madison, where it is sorely needed.  I look forward to working with him to support our local governments, world class schools, and access affordable, quality healthcare.”

Rep. Evan Goyke, Wisconsin State Assembly 18th District

“Erik has spent more than a decade as an elected official working with others to solve problems and get things done. He will do the same thing for the 21st District, and I look forward to working with him in Madison. Erik knows we are stronger together. I proudly stand with him and support him.”

Rep. Jonathan Brostoff, Wisconsin State Assembly 19th District

“The 21st District needs Erik as its representative. He knows the issues important to voters because he lives them every day as mayor, father, small business owner, and lover of his community. He will fight for the South Shore, and I look forward to working with him to bring people together in Madison.”

Rep. Christine Sinicki, Wisconsin State Assembly 20th District

Brooks said the following in regards to the endorsements “We need to take our state legislature in a new direction. One where we break the status quo and address the challenges brought on by the current health pandemic. I’m honored and privileged to have earned the support of so many elected officials who believe in this campaign for change. I look forward to continuing to earn the belief and trust of community leaders, elected officials and most importantly the residents of the district I hope to represent in Madison.” 


Brooks, 44, grew up on Milwaukee’s South Side and graduated from St. Thomas More High School and Marquette University. He and his wife, Sarah, a South Milwaukee School Board member, are the parents of two children — 15-year-old Christian and 12-year-old Shelby. Brooks began his professional career in print journalism before joining Miller Brewing Company in April of 2007. In early 2020, Brooks opened Brooks Communications LLC. Brooks has served in government since 2009, when he was elected alderman in the City of South Milwaukee. He was elected mayor in 2014, beating the incumbent with more than 60% of the vote. He was re-elected in 2017 and won a third term in 2020. For more information, visit

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