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Rep. Brooks Receives Rare WTA Lifetime Achievement Award
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 08/14/2018

The Wisconsin Towns Association has awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award to Rep. Ed Brooks. The Reedsburg Republican, who's retiring from his seat in the 50th Assembly District at the end of the year, is a life-long farmer who has served on the Assembly Ag Committee.

"On rare occasion the WTA will recognize the persistent, long term dedication to town government that has been exhibited by Rep. Ed Brooks," said WTA Director Mike Koles. "It has been over three decades since such a distinction has been provided. Ed's strong and consistent voice supporting the common person just trying to do their best to serve citizens that separates him from most others in state and local government."

Brooks, 75, lives in the town of Reedsburg in Sauk County. He was first elected to the State Assembly in 2008. Prior to entering politics, he served many years as a board member for Foremost Farms USA and as a director and chairman of the Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives. He was also a member of the Department of Agriculture's Working Lands Initiative; and emeritus member of the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Board of Visitors.

Ed's service as a town official goes back to 1979, where for 33 years he served as chairperson of his township. He was also the vice chair of the Sauk County Unit of WTA.

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