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Mark Pocan
Mark Pocan

Mark Pocan Biography:

Mark Pocan was born on August 14, 1964 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States.  He is an American politician and businessman. He served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Wisconsin’s 2nd congressional district, since 2013.  Pocan won the general election in November 2012 defeating Tammy Baldwin, who served as the junior United States Senator from Wisconsin.

Early Life And Career Life:

In 1982, Pocan graduated from Harvey Elementary School, Washington Junior High School and Mary D. Bradford High School.  In 1986, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison; earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism. After graduating, Pocan opened a printing company named Budget Signs and Specialties. Pocan is a member of a number of organizations including 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Action Wisconsin, Clean Wisconsin, Colombia Support Network/Apartadó Sister City Organization, Painters and Allied Trades Union-American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and Wisconsin Environmental Decade. Due to his active life at UW-Madison in college Democrats he got elected in 1991 to the Dane County Board of Supervisors. His service at Madison’s downtown community lasted for three terms. He resigned from the board in 1996. Mark Pocan is openly gay. In 2006 he married his partner, Philip Frank in Canada.


  • In 1999: Outreach Man of the Year

  • In 2001: ACLU Special Recognition Award

  • In 2002 and 2003: Wisconsin Federation of Teachers State Employees Council Representative of the Year

  • In 2000, 2002 and 2004: Clean Wisconsin Clean 16 Award

  • In 2006: Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Conservation Champion

  • In 2006 and 2008: Wisconsin Counties Association Outstanding Legislator Award

  • In 2007: Wisconsin Aids Fund award

  • In 2008: Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Honor Roll, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault Voices of Courage Public Policy Award, Wisconsin Library Association’s Public Policy Award and Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin Legislator of the Year.

  • In 2009: Planned Parenthood Rebecca Young Leadership Award and Fair Wisconsin Statewide Leader Award.

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Mark Pocan Inspiration Quotations:

  • “By making college unaffordable and student loans unbearable, we risk deterring our best and brightest from pursuing higher education and securing a good-paying job.”

  • “More than ever, a college diploma unlocks economic opportunity, provides students with a wealth of new skills and knowledge, and encourages innovation and growth. But more than ever, it also comes with a mountain of student loan debt.”
  • “A well-educated populace is the backbone of our middle-class.”

Mark Pocan

  • “I had hoped all of Congress would recognize that it is imperative for our health, economy, and national security that we address the effects of climate change before they get even worse.”

  • “We know that to compete for the jobs of the 21st century and thrive in a global economy, we need a growing, skilled and educated workforce, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Americans with bachelor's degrees have half the unemployment rate of those with a high school degree.”

  • “As we celebrate the considerable progress we've made toward full equality in our military, we cannot forget about those who continue to suffer because of the discriminatory policies of our past.”

Mark Pocan

  • “I joined the Safe Climate Caucus because I believe in leaving a safer planet for future generations.”

  • “I believe that climate change represents one of the greatest threats to our national security and our planet.”

  • “It seems like every week we are considering bills that would make it harder to limit the amount of carbon we are dumping into our atmosphere, and prevent implementation of clean technologies. The voters who sent us here deserve better.”


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