Jonathan Brostroff

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Jonathan Brostoff
Candidate for
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Jonathan Brostoff is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 19 of the Wisconsin State Assembly.[1]


Brostoff's professional experience includes working as a district director for Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson, as a legislative aide to Milwaukee County supervisor Jason Haas, and serving on the board of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Wisconsin.[2]


Campaign themes


Brostroff's campaign website highlights the following issues:[3]

Economic Development

  • Excerpt: "We need to focus our efforts on promoting small business development, community empowerment, and innovative environmental technologies to foster growth in Wisconsin’s economy."

Reinvesting in Public Education

  • Excerpt: "The Voucher Tax on Milwaukee has not worked, and it is time to put this failed experiment to an end."

Transit in Milwaukee

  • Excerpt: "We need to provide dedicated funding for transit that is linked to job growth, regionalize transit service, planning and governance, and link transportation investment decisions to key urban development goals."

Non-Partisan Redistricting

  • Excerpt: "One of my top priorities will be to put an end to partisan redistricting in Wisconsin and bring back the traditional Wisconsin values that have been under attack because of the extreme nature of current state politics."

Voting Rights in Wisconsin

  • Excerpt: "The reason behind the recent push to change our open, democratic voting laws is transparently partisan and it is unacceptable."



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Jonathan Brostroff defeated Marina Dimitrijevic, Dan Adams and Sara Geenen in the Democratic primary. Joseph Klein is running as a Wisconsin Pirate Party candidate. Brostroff and Klein will face off in the general election.[1][4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJonathan Brostroff 35.2% 3,069
Marina Dimitrijevic 32.4% 2,819
Dan Adams 23.2% 2,023
Sara Geenen 9.2% 797
Total Votes 8,708


In 2014, Brostroff's endorsements include the following:[5]

  • Former Wisconsin Secretary of State and Civil Rights Champion Vel R. Phillips
  • State Senator Nikiya Harris
  • State Representative Sandy Pasch
  • State Representative Mandela Barnes
  • State Representative Fred Kessler
  • State Representative Daniel Riemer
  • State Representative Katrina Shankland
  • Former State Representative Barbara Notestein
  • Former State Representative Sheldon Wasserman, M.D
  • Milwaukee County Supervisor John Weishan Jr.
  • Former Milwaukee County Supervisor Dorothy K. Dean
  • Former Milwaukee Alderwoman Larraine McNamara McGraw

  • Milwaukee Public School Director Meagan Holman
  • Milwaukee Public School Director Mark Sain
  • Milwaukee Public School Director Claire Zautke
  • South Milwaukee Mayor Erik Brooks
  • Greenfield School Board Director Robert Hansen
  • Greenfield School Board Member Rick Moze
  • Shorewood Village Board Trustee Tammy Bockhorst
  • Former Shorewood Village Board Trustee Ellen Eckman
  • Wauwatosa Alderman Greg Walz-Chojnacki
  • AFSCME Local 82
  • National Association of Social Workers – Wisconsin
  • People for the American Way Action Fund

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