LETTER: Leadership is heart of public service; Rep. Rob Brooks has it

To Ozaukee Press:

For me, leadership is hard to define but easy to spot.

During the course of my career in various public sector roles, such as Milwaukee treasurer and Ozaukee County administrator, I have observed some fine civic leaders.

Our current state representative, Rob Brooks, is one who has made a positive difference in our community.

Rep. Brooks’ campaign signs indicate his re-election mantra, “conservative leadership.”

Rob was Ozaukee County Board chairman during the majority of my 17 years as county administrator.

He was elected by his colleagues as chairman after serving just one full two-year term, something unheard of in the history of Ozaukee County.

Rob’s elevation by his colleagues seemed natural as it recognized Rob’s unique skill set along with a healthy dose of courage of conviction.

His vision was to set a course for Ozaukee County to be the “gold standard” of county governments, with lowest taxes and the highest quality of services imaginable and obtainable.

By any measurement, Rob’s creativity, thoroughness and ability to lead a team were instrumental in meeting that standard.

I could not have had a better boss to work for.

We hear from all the candidates trying to put their best foot forward and look for an edge with the electorate.

How do you distinguish fact from fiction?

Real or imagined?

Campaign promises versus performance delivery?

My money is on those who understand that leadership is at the very heart of the responsibility of public service.

Rob’s public service at the county and state levels demonstrates that philosophy: Do your homework on issues, make your position clear and take responsibility for your votes and actions.

Rob Brooks is a guy who has served our district well with sound policy decisions made on behalf of the taxpayers.

I urge my fellow District 60 residents to vote for Rob and join me in recognizing a strong leader for our community.

Tom Meaux



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