"The Right Choice" for Seattle City Council Position 7.
Vote For the Future That Seattle Deserves!
Human Rights. Mr. Brooks is committed to the ideals of freedom, privacy, free speech and social justice. He sees human rights as a public safety issue, such as safe schools, security for seniors' citizens and the rights of all families to live their lives and contribute to the community without fear of violence or backlash.
Economic Development. Mr. Brooks believes small business is the heart and soul of communities. He will work to give prospective business owners access to managerial marketing and financial assistance; streamline licensing and regulatory processes; and develop public/private partnerships to support community-based development. He supports programs to increase home ownership for families with modest incomes and enhanced employment opportunities for youth.
Family and Youth. Mr. Brooks supports the development of incentives for employers-assisted childcare and apprenticeship programs, working with Seattle Public schools to expand after-school activities and increase community access to district facilities.
Crime Prevention. Mr. Brooks believes in making Seattle a safe place to live and work. He recognizes that issues of safety affect every aspect of our lives and will apply "Public safety Criteria" to all Council
decisions. He believes in balanced and just approaches to law enforcement and crime prevention and will work to implement programs into the City's overall public safety plan.
Elbert Brooks is a retired employee of the Social Security Administration. He is a resident of the Mount Baker Community. Mr. Brooks was graduated from Franklin High School and from the University of Washington in 1972. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography and a minor in Business Administration. He was married to the late Mrs. Mary Martin-Brooks and as a widower, he raised their only child, Miss Angela D. Brooks. Miss Brooks is also a graduate of Franklin High School, Jackson State University in 1997 and a Masters Degree in Urban Planning, University of New Orleans 1999. Mr. Brooks is a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. He is involved in many communities, organizational and social activities. Some of the membership includes; American Association of retired Persons, Common cause, NAACP and University of Washington Alumni Association.
Elbert V. Brooks has attracted Democratic, Republican and Independent supporters because they trust him to be honest and fair, and believes he will govern with common sense and compassion.
Vote for Elbert V. Brooks.