|Maggie A. Brooks||None|
|Birth date||Birth place|
|Date of death||Place of death|
|First female Monroe County Executive|
|First Monroe County Executive elected to third term|
|Monroe County Executive|
|Monroe County Clerk|
|News reporter and anchor|
Brooks leveraged her name recognition in Rochester as a television journalist for News 10 NBC, for her political career.
She served in the Monroe County Legislature before Governor George Pataki appointed her Monroe County Clerk, filling a vacancy left by Margaret DeFrancisco. She served as County Clerk, until she defeated Bill Johnson in the 2003 Monroe County Executive race.
In 2006, Gubernatorial candidate William Weld attempted to coax her into becoming his running mate, but she declined.
Years as County Executive
In February 2007, Brooks threatened to remove funding from the Rochester Central Library System because the library did not have a policy which prevented the use of the public internet computers to view pornography, despite that fact that many of the computers were in clear view of minors. This action followed from a report on Internet pornography that aired on local affiliate News 10 NBC, Brooks' former employer.
2007 Gold Star Award from the Family Friendly Libraries
Maggie Brooks was voted "Best Politician in Need of a Slap to the Head" in City Newspaper's 'Best Of' Awards in 2008.1
2011 Henrietta Wells Livermore Woman of the Year Award by New York state Federation of Republican Women 2
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