Ed Brooks

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Ed Brooks
Brooks edward.jpg
Wisconsin State Assembly District 50
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 6
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison, 1965
Date of birth07/01/1942
Place of birthBaraboo, WI
Office website
Edward "Ed" Brooks (b. July 1, 1942) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 50th District since 2009.

Brooks served in the United States Army Reserve from 1965-1971, and has worked as a dairy producer, loan officer with the Production Credit Association, and county supervisor for the United States Department of Agriculture.

He is a member of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau and former member of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Board of Visitors, and former chair of the Wisconsin Federation of Coops.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brooks served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Brooks served on these committees:



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2012

Brooks won re-election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Assembly District 50. Brooks ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Sarah Shanahan (D) and Ben Olson (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEd Brooks Incumbent 50.3% 12,842
     Democratic Sarah Shanahan 46.8% 11,945
     Libertarian Ben Olson 2.8% 725
     Independent Nathan Johnson (Write-in) 0% 11
     - Scattering 0% 10
Total Votes 25,533


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Brooks was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 50. Brooks defeated Democrat Sarah Shanahan in the general election on November 2, 2010. Also defeated was Libertarian Ben Olson, III. Brooks was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary election.[3]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 50 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ed Brooks (R) 11,420
Sarah Shanahan (D) 7,097
Ben Olson, III (L) 436
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 50 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ed Brooks (R) 7,678 99.71%

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-154 Tobacco products purchased on behalf of, or to provide to, a minor prohibited; penalty provisions
  • AB-161 Dog damage claim re injured or killed farm animal, dog, or cat: deadline for filing revised; dog damage reimbursement fund required
  • AB-336 Health care facility, health care provider, or employee of: liability from immunity for reporting violation of law or certain standards, unprofessional conduct, or negligence in patient care; confidentiality of patient health care records provision

For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the House site.

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Brooks received $25,531 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ed Brooks's campaign in 2010
Wisconsin Federation Of Cooperatives$500
Hanson, David$500
Wisconsin Education Association Council$500
Carrig, Donald F$500
Total Raised in 2010 $25,531


The top 5 donors to Brooks' 2008 campaign:[5]

Donor Amount
Brooks, Ed $5,002
Brooks, Edward $2,016
WI Federation of Cooperatives $1,000
WI Realtors Assoc $700
Albers for Assembly $500

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