Mark Pocan

United States Congressman from Winsconsin

Mark William Pocan (/ˈpkæn/; born August 14, 1964) is an American politician and businessman. He is the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district since 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party, Pocan is Co-Chair of both the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.

Mark Pocan
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Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
Assumed office
May 23, 2017
Preceded byKeith Ellison
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded byTammy Baldwin
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 78th district
In office
January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byTammy Baldwin
Succeeded byBrett Hulsey
Personal details
Born (1964-08-14) August 14, 1964 (age 56)
Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Philip Frank (m. 2006)
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison (BA)
WebsiteHouse website

From 1999 to 2013 he was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.[1]

He is openly gay.[2]

In January 2020, Pocan endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President.[3]


  1. "Mark Pocan wins Madison-area US House race, keeping Baldwin's vacated seat with Democrats". Retrieved November 9, 2012.
  2. Conklin, Melanie (December 13, 2006), "Gay Legislator's Marriage Is About Being A Couple", Wisconsin State Journal, retrieved March 12, 2008
  3. "Rep. Mark Pocan announces he's endorsing Bernie Sanders in Wisconsin primary". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. January 16, 2020.

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