Ed Brooks

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Ed Brooks
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 50
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison, 1965
Personal
Birthday07/01/1942
Place of birthBaraboo, WI
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Edward "Ed" Brooks (b. July 1, 1942) is a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing District 50. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Brooks graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor's degree in 1965.

Brooks earned his has worked as a dairy producer, loan officer with the Production Credit Association, and county supervisor for the United States Department of Agriculture. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1965 to 1971.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Brooks served on the following committees:

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Corrections
Public Safety and Homeland Security, Vice-chair
Urban and Local Affairs, Chair
Veterans

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

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.

Elections

2014

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. Christopher Miller was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Ed Brooks was unopposed in the Republican primary. Miller and Brooks faced off in the general election.[2][3] Incumbent Brooks defeated Miller in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 50 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEd Brooks Incumbent 57.8% 11,775
     Democratic Christopher Miller 42.2% 8,600
Total Votes 20,375

2012

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.[5][6]

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

2010

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.[7]

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%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brooks is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Brooks raised a total of $127,130 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 6, 2013.[8]

Ed Brooks's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 50 Won $40,438
2010 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 50 Won $25,531
2008 Wisconsin State Assembly, District 50 Won $61,161
Grand Total Raised $127,130

2012

Brooks won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Brooks raised a total of $40,438.
Wisconsin State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ed Brooks's campaign in 2012
Brooks, Ed$12,000
Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists$500
Alliant Energy$500
Wisconsin Healthcare Association$500
Cooperative Outreach for Objective Politics$500
Total Raised in 2012$40,438
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Brooks won re-election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Brooks raised a total of $25,531.

2008

Brooks won election to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Brooks raised a total of $61,161.

Personal

Brooks 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]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Wisconsin State Legislature was in session from January 14 through June 4.

Legislators are scored on their stances on voting, money in politics and democracy reform legislation.
Legislators are scored on "how well [their votes] represented the priorities of the MMAC."
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against NPCW's position.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on conservation issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation WMC deemed as "most important issues for the business community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation that "impact Wisconsin's law enforcement community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental bills.

2012

In 2012, the Wisconsin State Legislature was in session from January 10 through March 16.

Legislators are scored on "how well [their votes] represented the priorities of the MMAC."
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on conservation issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation WMC deemed as "most important issues for the business community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on legislation that "impact Wisconsin's law enforcement community."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental bills.

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