Madison – Today State Representative Travis Tranel (R-Cuba City) issued the following statement on the retirement of his friend and colleague, Representative Ed Brooks.

“It has been a pleasure to get to know Ed Brooks over the past decade. I consider him both a mentor and a friend. I will be forever grateful for all that he brought to the legislative process and his passion to improve the lives of all who live in rural Wisconsin. My wife Steph and I wish him and Barb the very best. The communities that they have devoted their lives to improving are now embracing their challenge with them and lifting them up in prayer.”