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South Milwaukee Alderman Erik Brooks Launches Bid for Mayor

Oct. 5, 2013

SOUTH MILWAUKEE – Saying it is time for new ideas, new energy and new perspective atop city government, South Milwaukee Alderman Erik Brooks announced his candidacy for mayor on Thursday. The election is April 1.

“Fresh ideas for South Milwaukee’s future – that’s what we need from our next mayor,” Brooks said after filing his campaign paperwork at South Milwaukee City Hall. “I am excited about sharing details of that vision with voters in the coming months. There is a lot of work to do. And I look forward to working with the community to do it.”

Brooks, a 38-year-old married father of two, has served on the South Milwaukee City Council since 2009 and has a strong record of community service – one recognized by the South Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, which named him its 2012 Ambassador of the Year.

As a concrete example of his commitment to downtown redevelopment, he co-founded the South Milwaukee Downtown Market in 2009, and he continues to play an active role in the farmers’ market each week. Brooks also produces South Milwaukee Blog, the city’s top community news and information website, as an example of his commitment to strong constituent communications. He’s also a member of the South Milwaukee Lions Club and continues to serve on committees for the South Milwaukee School District and South Milwaukee Little League.

“I’m proud of my record, but I don’t want to stop there,” he said. “I look forward to continuing to serve South Milwaukee as mayor.”

Issue No. 1 on Brooks’ campaign platform is restoring vitality downtown. His promise: Work with community members to develop a downtown redevelopment plan. Then work the plan.

“My work with the South Milwaukee Downtown Market is just the start,” Brooks said. “We lack a collective vision for what we want downtown South Milwaukee to be. That’s step one. I promise to bring that kind of focus to this critical issue – then tackle the short-, medium- and long-term objectives we need to bring downtown back to life.”

Brooks also pledged to make investments in driving increased economic development, doubling down on community attractions like the farmers’ market, finding more efficient ways to deliver city services and improving communications.

“I can’t wait to get started on the campaign trail,” Brooks said. “I love this city, and I’m excited for the future. I ask voters to join me in shaping that future starting April 1.”

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