Endorsements

Erik with Oak Creek Mayor Dan Bukiewicz.

I can’t, and won’t, do this alone. That is why I am so proud to have the support of so many organizations, future colleagues in the legislature, and other federal, state, county, and local leaders. Here is a list, that is growing by the day …

Mayors

As mayors, we work together every day to solve problems. It’s the mentality I will bring to a broken and divided Madison, as I seek to be a champion for cities and schools as a lawmaker. I am proud to have the support of many of my colleagues in doing so.

  • Oak Creek Mayor Dan Bukiewicz
  • Franklin Mayor Steve Olson
  • Also: Glendale Mayor Bryan Kennedy, Greenfield Mayor Michael Neitzke, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, St. Francis Mayor Ken Tutaj, Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly, and West Allis Mayor Dan Devine

Milwaukee County Elected Leaders

We need to invest in our parks, transit, Sheriff’s Department, district attorney’s office, and countless other county services that touch our lives every day. Milwaukee County’s success is the success of the 21st District, and that is why I’m proud to have the support of these leaders.

  • Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas
  • Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm
  • Milwaukee County Supervisor Steven Shea
  • Also: Supervisor Jason Haas, Clerk George Christenson, Treasurer David Cullen, and Register of Deeds Israel Ramon

Federal and State Elected Leaders

I am proud to have the earned the support of so many of my future colleagues in Madison, and leaders like U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore.

  • U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin
  • U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore
  • Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes
  • Wisconsin State Senate: Sen. Chris Larson, Sen. LaTonya Johnson
  • Wisconsin State Assembly: Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz, Rep. David Bowen, Rep. Jonathan Brostoff, Rep. Steve Doyle, Rep. Evan Goyke, Rep. Tip McGuire, Rep. Greta Neubauer, Rep. Daniel Riemer, Rep. Christine Sinicki, Rep. Mark Spreiter, Rep. JoCasta Zamarippa

Labor and Other Organizations

I am proudly endorsed by 21st District teachers and firefighters and will stand with them and other workers in Madison.

  • State and Local Educators: South Milwaukee Education Association, Oak Creek Education Association, American Federation of Teachers Local 212, Wisconsin Education Association Council
  • Firefighters: South Milwaukee International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 1633, Franklin Firefighters IAFF Local 2760, Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin
  • Other Labor Organizations: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME); Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 8; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 494; Milwaukee Area Labor Council; Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council; North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters; Painters & Allied Trades, District Council No. 7; Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Wisconsin State Council; Teamsters Local 200; United Auto Workers; United Steelworkers District 2; Wisconsin AFL-CIO
  • Environmental organizations: Wisconsin Conservation Voters, Clean Wisconsin Action Fund
  • National and Other Organizations: Swing Left Wisconsin, EveryDistrict, National Democratic Redistricting Committee, Wisconsin Muslim Civic Alliance

What They Are Saying

“Madison is broken, and we need more leaders like Erik to step up and do their part to fix it.”

Oak Creek Mayor Dan Bukiewicz

“Franklin has FOUR Republicans in the Wisconsin legislature, yet we never seem to get our legislative needs to the table, much less passed. That needs to change. With Brooks advocating for us we’ll have a chance to be heard.”

Franklin Mayor Steve Olson

“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.”

John Riggins, South Milwaukee High School history teacher and legislative chair, South Milwaukee Education Association

“Firefighters are trained to risk a lot when it means saving a lot. Erik Brooks to led South Milwaukee to referendum when it meant saving the advanced life support care that our citizens deserve to have close at hand. Without the constraints put in place by State legislators, that vital service would never have been in peril. We need Erik Brooks in Madison because he stands behind our commitment to provide the highest level of service to our community.”

Kurt Egner, president, South Milwaukee Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1633

“I’m proud to support Erik in his campaign for the Wisconsin State Assembly. Working with him during his time as mayor of South Milwaukee, I know Erik is a committed public servant. Erik has dedicated his time in elected office working together to solve problems that impact residents and business owners. I know he has the passion and problem-solving attitude to shake up the Wisconsin state legislature. I encourage the voters of South Milwaukee, Oak Creek and Franklin to cast their vote in support of Erik this fall. It’s time for change in the 21st Assembly District.”

U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore

“As Milwaukee County Sheriff, I am entrusted with ensuring public safety in our parks, on our freeway systems and at our many cultural attractions and institutions across the county. Having come to know Mayor Brooks, I’ve seen his dedication to community, his enlightened and strong leadership for the people of South Milwaukee, and the results he’s produced as a leader on the South Shore. He’s a true public servant and uniquely qualified to represent the communities of the 21st Assembly District. He has my full support, and I’m asking you to join me.”

Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas

“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

“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

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