About Me

I am Erik Brooks, and I am proud to be South Milwaukee’s next mayor.

I am excited to bring some new ideas, perspective and energy to the role … as well as some varied professional experiences.

After graduating from Marquette University in 1997, I spent the first 10 years of my professional life as a sports, business and news journalist before moving into my current role as a communications professional at MillerCoors in 2007.

I also bring a lifelong love of the South Shore to the mayor’s chair. I was born and raised on the south side of Milwaukee and am a proud graduate of St. Matthew’s on Milwaukee’s south side, St. Thomas More High School and Marquette University.

Of course, my family grounds me. I have been married for 14 years to my wonderful wife Sarah, and we have two beautiful children. Without their support, none of this would be possible.

We moved to South Milwaukee in 2002, and I look forward to many more years in this great community!

11 responses to “About Me

  1. Peggy

    Erik, do any other aldermen have a blog like you do? I have been keeping up on news of Walmart through your blog, it would be interesting to see other opinions.

    Thanks,
    Peggy

  2. St. Matthew class of 82 here. Very cool. What does one do with leaves after the 15th of November. Been working a lot and don’t know if I will get them to the street? Nowamike@aol.com

    • After Nov. 15, there isn’t much you can do, other than mow them/mulch them (which I do instead of raking all the time) or leave them. There is a charge for bringing bags of leaves to the city’s self-deposit station.

  3. Tom

    What new ideas do you have for the City?

  4. Tony

    I’ve noticed the new automated garbage trucks in use at homes that have garbage carts. Will we be implementing city wide automated collection in 2014?

    It’s been long overdue in South Milwaukee. Neighboring communities have been automated since the 1990’s.

    • It’s a good question. We briefly discussed it a couple of years ago, and from what I can tell it went nowhere. I favor closely looking at this. I talk about “efficiency” in my campaign for mayor, and this is one area I want to see us explore further.

      • Tony

        I couldn’t agree more. We have the capability now with the new trucks. Let’s use those trucks to do what they are capable of.

  5. Ali

    Congratulations Erik,
    Let’s immediately start moving away from the depressing, cheap, continuation of Cudahy’s Packard corridor of ugly stores that litter the street and start making better choices for South Milwaukee. Quality not quantity: let’s try to attract company’s like Collectivo and Stone Creek Coffee, not Wal-Mart and Kentucky Fried Chicken! Here’s looking forward to three years of new thinking and better choices for our community- Thanks for stepping up to the task and putting your hat in the ring!

  6. Tony

    Around the Corner with John McGivern will be taping in South Milwaukee this summer. Episode to air in 2015. Get your thirty seconds ready, Erik.

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