Shrader announces 50th assembly seat bid. (Reedsburgh Times-Press, 4/9/2018)
Brooks turns 76 on July 1. Art Shrader announced his candidacy as a democrat [sic] for the 50th Assembly April 9 at the Reedsburg Public Library. Shrader ran against Incumbent Ed Brooks (R-Reedsburg) in the 2016 election. Brooks 58 percent of the vote compared to 42 for Shrader.
Brooks, who is currently serving a fifth term in office, has not announced plans to run for reelection.
According to Erica, Shraders is running a : an adherent of democracy and/or b : one who practices social equality.
6/5/2016 update, "Feeling vulnerable, Rep. Ed Brooks distances himself from Scott Walker on transportation funding", starts here.
As quoted in 6/3/2016 press release, "Fix Our Roads!":
Brooks is being challenged by Art Schrader.
Original 4/30/2015 post, "Is Ed Brooks worried that he's toast in 2016?", starts here.
Concerned that quadrennial Democrats voting in the 2016 Presidential election could tip the balance in his opponent's favor?
Brooks: Shield colleges, extension from UW cuts. (Baraboo News-Republic, 4/29/2015)
Brooks, R-Reedsburg, introduced the motion to exempt UW-Extension from possible system-wide cuts. Rep. Romaine Quinn, R-Rice Lake, introduced a similar motion to protect the system’s two-year colleges.
The two lawmakers announced the moves jointly in a collaboration that reflects the rural character of both men’s districts.