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Mark Pocan
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Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
Assumed office
May 23, 2017
Preceded by Keith Ellison
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 2nd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded by Tammy Baldwin
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 78th district
In office
January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Tammy Baldwin
Succeeded by Brett Hulsey
Personal details
Born August 14, 1964 (1964-08-14) (age 56)
Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Philip Frank (m. 2006)
Education University of Wisconsin–Madison (BA)

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.

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

He is openly gay.

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


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