Mark Pocan

Mark William Pocan (born August 14, 1964) is an American politician and businessman serving as the U.S.wikipedia
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Congressional Progressive Caucus

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A member of the Democratic Party, he currently serves as Co-Chair of both the Congressional Progressive Caucus, as well as the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.
The CPC is currently co-chaired by U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA).

Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus

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A member of the Democratic Party, he currently serves as Co-Chair of both the Congressional Progressive Caucus, as well as the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.
Until 2019, the caucus was co-chaired by the United States House of Representatives' six openly LGBT members: Representatives Jared Polis, David Cicilline, Sean Patrick Maloney, Kyrsten Sinema, Mark Pocan, and Mark Takano.

Democratic Party (United States)

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A member of the Democratic Party, he currently serves as Co-Chair of both the Congressional Progressive Caucus, as well as the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.
Its current chairs are Mark Pocan of Wisconsin and Pramila Jayapal of Washington.

Madison, Wisconsin

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The district is based in the state capital, Madison.
Madison is the heart of in the United States House of Representatives, represented by Mark Pocan (D).

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In November 2012, Pocan won the general election to replace Tammy Baldwin, who declined to run for reelection to instead run for the U.S. Senate. Pocan is notable for having been the only openly gay member of the state Assembly after Tammy Baldwin's election to Congress, and was one of three LGBT members of the 100th Wisconsin Legislature, alongside Sen. Tim Carpenter (D–Milwaukee) and bisexual Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa (D–Milwaukee).
She was succeeded in Congress by State Assemblyman Mark Pocan, who had earlier succeeded her in the state legislature.

Mary D. Bradford High School

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He graduated from Harvey Elementary School, Washington Junior High School, and Mary D. Bradford High School in 1982.
Mark Pocan, Wisconsin State Assembly

United States House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

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American Legislative Exchange Council

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Pocan is also one of the few progressive Democrats to have joined the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative-leaning organization that produces model legislative proposals.
Mark Pocan, a Democratic congressman from Wisconsin and former member of the Wisconsin Assembly, said in 2012 that ALEC advises members, "'Don't just introduce a single piece of legislation, introduce 14.' That way people can't oppose any one bill."

100th Wisconsin Legislature

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Pocan is notable for having been the only openly gay member of the state Assembly after Tammy Baldwin's election to Congress, and was one of three LGBT members of the 100th Wisconsin Legislature, alongside Sen. Tim Carpenter (D–Milwaukee) and bisexual Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa (D–Milwaukee).

List of LGBT members of the United States Congress

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Brett Hulsey

Since fellow Democrat Mark Pocan was running for Tammy Baldwin's Congressional seat, Hulsey ran in the modified 78th Assembly district.

United States House of Representatives

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Mark William Pocan (born August 14, 1964) is an American politician and businessman serving as the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district since 2013.

Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district

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Mark William Pocan (born August 14, 1964) is an American politician and businessman serving as the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district since 2013.
The district is currently represented by Democrat Mark Pocan, who succeeded current Senator Tammy Baldwin in 2013.

Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Pocan was born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

University of Wisconsin–Madison

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He attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, earning a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1986.

Journalism

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He attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, earning a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1986.

Printing

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Shortly after graduating, Pocan opened up his own small business, a printing company named Budget Signs & Specialties, which he continues to own and run as of 2012.

AFL–CIO

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He is a member of the AFL-CIO, which he joined as a small business owner.

Dane County, Wisconsin

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His active years at UW-Madison in College Democrats led to his election in 1991 to the Dane County Board of Supervisors where he served Madison’s downtown community for three terms, leaving the board in 1996.

Wisconsin State Assembly

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Pocan later served as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1999 to 2013, representing the 78th district.

General election

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In November 2012, Pocan won the general election to replace Tammy Baldwin, who declined to run for reelection to instead run for the U.S. Senate.

United States Senate

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In November 2012, Pocan won the general election to replace Tammy Baldwin, who declined to run for reelection to instead run for the U.S. Senate.