Representative Rob Brooks was inaugurated in January 2015. He represents Wisconsin’s Sixtieth Assembly District, which includes parts of Ozaukee and Washington counties. Rob and his wife, Dawn, have been married for more than 30 years and have two children. His son, Robert, is a West Point graduate and former pilot in the United States Army and is married and has two children; and his daughter, Jessica, is a nurse at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.
Rob has been active in local government, serving thirteen years on the Ozaukee County Board, nine as chairman. Rob was elected to the county board in 2002 and in 2004, after just two years on the board, his colleagues elected him chairman. During his tenure, Rob served as a Commissioner on the South Eastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and on the board of directors for organizations such as Wisconsin Mutual Insurance Company. Under his leadership, the county board reduced county staffing by eighteen percent; kept the county levy twenty-six percent lower than CPI during the same time; reduced the size of the county board; and achieved a AAA credit rating.
His involvement in the community goes beyond government. He has been actively involved in many civic organizations, ranging from Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to coaching youth athletics. Rob is the former membership chairman and a lifetime member of the Saukville Gun Club; former member of the Rotary and Lions Club and was named citizen of the year by the Saukville Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, one of Rob’s companies was named business of the year by the Saukville Chamber of Commerce.
Representative Brooks has been a self-employed businessman for 30 years. He owns and operates several businesses in the district, including a real estate company, rental properties, and restaurants. Rob recognizes the impact of high taxation and overbearing regulation on the private sector and that is what precipitated his decision to run for State Assembly. Rob is a “citizen-legislator,” who remains active in his businesses and the community.