Jonathan Brostoff

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Jonathan Brostoff
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19
In office
January 5, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Jonathan F. Brostoff is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


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.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Brostoff served on the following committees:

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2015
Mental Health Reform
State Affairs and Government Operations
Ways and Means
Financial Institutions
Aging and Long-Term Care


Campaign themes


Brostoff's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

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 took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Jonathan Brostoff defeated Marina Dimitrijevic, Dan Adams and Sara Geenen in the Democratic primary. Joseph Klein ran as a Wisconsin Pirate Party candidate. Brostoff and Klein faced off in the general election.[3][4] Democrat Brostoff defeated Klein in the general election, and was elected to the seat.[5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJonathan Brostoff 82.1% 18,077
     Independent Joseph Klein 17.9% 3,943
Total Votes 22,020
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 19 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJonathan Brostoff 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


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In 2014, Brostoff's endorsements included the following:[6]

  • 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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Political offices
Preceded by
Jon Richards (D)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 19
Succeeded by