Oak Creek and South Milwaukee educators — as well as the Wisconsin Education Association Council — are endorsing the candidacy of South Milwaukee Mayor Erik
Brooks for Wisconsin’s 21st State Assembly District.
In recommending Brooks, WEAC President Ron “Duff” Martin said, “Assembly District 21 needs a representative that listens to all of its constituents, and the needs that they have. He will advance education equity and support public schools across Wisconsin.”
Said John Riggins, South Milwaukee High School history teacher and legislative chair of the South Milwaukee Education Association: “The South Milwaukee Education Association proudly supports Erik Brooks for the 21st State Assembly seat for the upcoming fall election. The SMEA believes Erik will be a champion for public education throughout the state of Wisconsin and for ALL of our children in the South Milwaukee School District. He understands the needs of our district, the state, and we believe he will fight for equitable funding so we can continue providing an outstanding educational experience in our public schools.”
The Oak Creek Education Association is also endorsing Brooks’ candidacy.
Brooks stated, “I’m honored to have the support of educators in South Milwaukee and Oak Creek, as well as WEAC, and to be recognized as a candidate who supports our public schools. As a mayor and parent of South Milwaukee Middle and High School students — and a youth basketball coach — I know well the challenges our public education system faces, especially during the pandemic, and the value strong schools bring to a community. As a member of the State Assembly, I will do everything I can to restore the funding that schools districts across the state need now more than ever, and I will make sure student and staff safety is the top priority as we look to reopen.”