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Erik Brooks (D) to challenge Jessie Rodriguez (R) for AD 21

Assembly District 21 (MAP) in Milwaukee County including parts of Oak Creek and South Milwaukee.

Milwaukee County 2018 Referendum:

“Do you favor allowing adults 21 years of age and older to engage in the personal use of marijuana, while also regulating commercial marijuana-related activities, and imposing a tax on the sale of marijuana?”

  • 70% YES
  • 30% NO


Erik Brooks (D)
Erik Brooks (D)

On September 10, 2020, WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters interviewed Erik Brooks (D-South Milwaukee) who is running for the 21st Assembly District in the upcoming general election.

Erik Brooks is the Mayor of South Milwaukee. At the 9:53 mark he manages to smirk about the issue, says he is sometimes proud to go against the democrats and on the issue and on marijuana reform, he gives an “OK with medical” but sites concerns as a parent of a 7th grader and sophomore to them having easier access and as an elected official his public health concerns about addiction lead him to believe it is a gateway drug. Listen for yourself below, it is a minute long…

Follow or contact him on Facebook, by email at erik@brooksforassembly.com and visit his website if you want to learn more.


Rep. Jessie Rodriguez (R) Marijuana Record
Rep. Jessie Rodriguez (R) Marijuana Record

Republican assembly representative Jessie Rodriquez from Oak Creek has not co-sponsored any legislation on marijuana reform since elected in 2013.  

During 2019, the Assembly Republicans prefiled a bill for the 2020 legislative session to create a medical marijuana program in Wisconsin (Assembly Bill 750) which she failed to co-sponsor.

March 2020 Republicans circulated a decriminalization bill for co-sponsorship which she failed to co-sponsor.

Rodriguez received a failing grade from NORML during the 2019-20 legislative session.

On September 17, 2020, WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters interviewed incumbent Rep. Jessie Rodriguez (R-Oak Creek) who is running for re-election for the 21st Assembly District in the upcoming general election. At the 9:53 mark Rep. Rodriguez now says she can support medical “if” so long it was not used to legalize recreational marijuana (Editor note: WTF? Slippery Slope theory was addressed by her own Republican party in the above mentioned bills… I don’t think she listened to her colleagues or read her caucus memos. Anyways, back to the minute or so she spends on the topic she manages to move right from the slippery slope into the gateway theory and sites law enforcement concerns of medical diversion to the the recreational market….. anyways, she kind of made me sick after watching it and makes me sicker knowing she will probably get re-elected…….

Contact: Email: Rep.Rodriguez@legis.wisconsin.gov

Web: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/21/rodriguez

Phone: 608-266-0610

General Election is Tuesday November 3rd, 2020

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