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Ed Brooks

Ed Brooks (Rep.), 50th Assembly District

Born Baraboo, July 1, 1942; married; 3 children; 5 grandchildren. Graduate Webb H.S. (Reedsburg) 1960; B.S. agricultural economics UW-Madison 1965. Dairy producer. Former co. sup. f/USDA, FmHA, loan officer f/PCA Madison. Served in U.S. Army Reserve 1965-71. Member: Wis. Fed. of Co-ops (fmr. chairman); Wis. Farm Bureau; American Legion Post 350. Former member: C.A.L.S. B.O.V.; Endeavor 4-H Club (leader); St. John Lutheran Church (past pres. church council). Recipient: Friend of Cooperatives 2012; Friend of Wisconsin Towns 2011; WMC Working for Wisconsin 2011-12; Friend of Education 1998; Friend of Extension. Town supervisor 1979-1985; town chairman 1985-present.

Elected to Assembly 2008; reelected since 2010. Biennial committee assignments: 2013 — Urban and Local Affairs (chp., also 2011); Public Safety and Homeland Security (vice chp.); Agriculture (since 2009); Corrections; Veterans. 2011 — Criminal Justice and Corrections. 2009 — Corrections and the Courts; Criminal Justice.

Telephone: Office: (608) 266-8531; (877) 947-0050 (toll free); District: (608) 524-2406.
E-mail: Rep.Brooks@legis.wisconsin.gov
Voting address: Reedsburg 53959.
Mailing address: Office: Room 20 North, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8952, Madison 53708.

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Legislation to Allow Municipal Officials to Serve as Election Officials Passes Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections
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Legislation to Allow Municipal Officials to Serve as Election Officials Passes Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections

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Sen. Testin and Rep. Goyke Introduce Bi-partisan Wisconsin Veterans Farm Bill of 2017
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Sen. Testin and Rep. Goyke Introduce Bi-partisan Wisconsin Veterans Farm Bill of 2017

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Rep. Ed Brooks Gives Wisconsin Women ‘A Lot of Reasons’ to Question His Agenda

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Governor Scott Walker Signs 49 Bills Into Law

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