I am Erik Brooks, and I am proud to be South Milwaukee’s 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 joining Miller Brewing Co. as communications professional in 2007. I left the company in late 2019 and am now an independent communications consultant.
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 almost 20 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!