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======NDAA======
 
======NDAA======
{{Oppose vote}} Pocan voted against HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Oppose vote}} Pocan voted against HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
======DHS Appropriations======
 
======DHS Appropriations======
{{Oppose vote}} Pocan voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Oppose vote}} Pocan voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
======Keystone Pipeline Amendment======
 
======Keystone Pipeline Amendment======
{{Support vote}} Pocan voted for House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44088#.Ul7hdxCMLQM ''Project Vote Smart,'' "H Amdt 69 - Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Support vote}} Pocan voted for House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44088#.Ul7hdxCMLQM ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 69 - Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
======CISPA (2013)======
 
======CISPA (2013)======
{{Oppose vote}} Pocan voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Oppose vote}} Pocan voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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====Immigration====
 
====Immigration====
 
======Morton Memos Prohibition======
 
======Morton Memos Prohibition======
{{Oppose vote}} Pocan voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress,'' "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Oppose vote}} Pocan voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====Healthcare====
 
====Healthcare====
 
======Healthcare Reform Rules======
 
======Healthcare Reform Rules======
{{Oppose vote}} Pocan voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Votesmart'', "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Oppose vote}} Pocan voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====Social issues====
 
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======Abortion======
 
======Abortion======
{{Oppose vote}} Pocan voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Oppose vote}} Pocan voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
 
======Fast food worker strikes======
 
======Fast food worker strikes======
 
In December 2013, Pocan tweeted his support for raising the minimum wage for fast food workers.  He tweeted, "#MinimumWage in 1968 was $10.60 in 2013 dollars. Today it is $7.25. Past time we #raisethewage."<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/pols-back-fastfoodstrikes-100728.html?hp=r14 ''Politico'', "Pols back #FastFoodStrikes," accessed December 6, 2013]</ref>
 
In December 2013, Pocan tweeted his support for raising the minimum wage for fast food workers.  He tweeted, "#MinimumWage in 1968 was $10.60 in 2013 dollars. Today it is $7.25. Past time we #raisethewage."<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/pols-back-fastfoodstrikes-100728.html?hp=r14 ''Politico'', "Pols back #FastFoodStrikes," accessed December 6, 2013]</ref>
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:: ''See Also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See Also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin, 2012]]''
  
Pocan sought election to represent [[Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012|Wisconsin's 2nd District]] in the [[United States House of Representatives]] in 2012.<ref>[http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/on-politics/article_d9f5403c-d95c-11e0-acde-001cc4c002e0.html ''Wisconsin State Journal'' "State Reps. Kelda Helen Roys, Mark Pocan to run for Congress," September 7, 2011]</ref> He defeated [[Kelda Helen Roys]], [[Matt Silverman]] and [[Dennis Hall]] in the August 14 Democratic primary.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/WI_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP'' "Primary Results 2012" accessed May 30, 2013]</ref>  He defeated Republican [[Chad Lee]] in the general election.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_registered_for_8_14_2012_primary_update_18061.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'' "Candidates registered by office," accessed June 10, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/WI_US_House_0814.html?SITE=WISNTVELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''WISN'' "Primary Results"]</ref>
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Pocan sought election to represent [[Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012|Wisconsin's 2nd District]] in the [[United States House of Representatives]] in 2012.<ref>[http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/on-politics/article_d9f5403c-d95c-11e0-acde-001cc4c002e0.html ''Wisconsin State Journal'', "State Reps. Kelda Helen Roys, Mark Pocan to run for Congress," September 7, 2011]</ref> He defeated [[Kelda Helen Roys]], [[Matt Silverman]] and [[Dennis Hall]] in the August 14 Democratic primary.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/WI_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP'' "Primary Results 2012" accessed May 30, 2013]</ref>  He defeated Republican [[Chad Lee]] in the general election.<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/page/candidates_registered_for_8_14_2012_primary_update_18061.PDF ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Candidates registered by office," accessed June 10, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/WI_US_House_0814.html?SITE=WISNTVELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''WISN'' "Primary Results"]</ref>
 
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
 
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Pocan was re-elected to [[Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 78. He was unopposed in the [[Primary election dates in 2010|September 14, 2010]], primary election and in the general election on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf Official GAB primary results]</ref>
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Pocan was re-elected to [[Wisconsin State Assembly]] District 78. He was unopposed in the [[Primary election dates in 2010|September 14, 2010]], primary election and in the general election on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'', "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed April 25, 2014]</ref>
 
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Pocan missed 0 of 96 roll call votes from January 2013 to April 2013.  This amounts to 0%, which is better than the median of 2.1% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/mark_pocan/412585 ''GovTrack'', "Pocan," accessed April 11, 2013]</ref>
 
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Pocan missed 0 of 96 roll call votes from January 2013 to April 2013.  This amounts to 0%, which is better than the median of 2.1% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/mark_pocan/412585 ''GovTrack'', "Pocan," accessed April 11, 2013]</ref>
 
===Net worth===
 
===Net worth===
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Revision as of 15:39, 8 May 2014

Mark Pocan
Pocan mark.jpg
U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 2
Incumbent
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorTammy Baldwin (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$4.10 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next primaryAugust 12, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,143,296
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wisconsin State Assembly
1999-2013
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison, 1986
Personal
Birthday08/14/1964
Place of birthKenosha, WI
ProfessionOwner, Budget Signs and Specialties
Net worth$766,002
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Mark Pocan (b. August 14, 1964, in Kenosha, Wisconsin) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Wisconsin. Pocan represents the 2nd Congressional District of Wisconsin and was first elected to the House in 2012. He ran for re-election in 2014.

He was previously a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 78th District from 1999 to 2013. He won election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Wisconsin in 2012.[1] Pocan also previously served on the Dane County Board of Supervisors from 1991-1996.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Pocan is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Pocan is the owner of Budget Signs and Specialties.

He is a member of a number of organizations, including 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, Action Wisconsin, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Clean Wisconsin, Colombia Support Network/Apartadó Sister City Organization, Midwest States Center, Painters and Allied Trades Union - American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and Wisconsin Environmental Decade.[2]

In February 2012, the grassroots organization Democracy for America, founded by Howard Dean, named Pocan one of the top 10 progressive candidates in the 2012 U.S. House races.[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Pocan serves on the following committees:[4][5]

Wisconsin State Assembly

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 Wisconsin legislative session, Pocan served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pocan served on these committees:

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Pocan's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

American response in Syria
See also: United States involvement in Syria

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[8][9] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Pocan was one of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[8][9]

NDAA

Voted "No" Pocan voted against HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[10]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Pocan voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[11]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Pocan voted for House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[12]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Pocan voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[13]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, known as the Farm Bill.[14] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[15][16] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[16] Pocan voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[17][18] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[18] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[19] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Pocan joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[17][18]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[20] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[21] Pocan voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[22]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[23] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Pocan voted for HR 2775.[24]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Pocan voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[25] The vote largely followed party lines.[26]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "No" Pocan voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[27]

Social issues

SNAP challenge
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

In June 2013, more than two dozen House Democrats, including Pocan, took part in a SNAP challenge, feeding themselves for a week on the average benefit level of a SNAP recipient.[28] Participants agreed to eat all meals from a limited food budget comparable to that of a SNAP participant, approximately $1.50 per meal, or $4.50 a day.[29]

Abortion

Voted "No" Pocan voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[30]

Fast food worker strikes

In December 2013, Pocan tweeted his support for raising the minimum wage for fast food workers. He tweeted, "#MinimumWage in 1968 was $10.60 in 2013 dollars. Today it is $7.25. Past time we #raisethewage."[31]

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Pocan ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Wisconsin's 2nd District. Pocan sought the Democratic nomination in the primary. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

2012

See Also: United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin, 2012

Pocan sought election to represent Wisconsin's 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives in 2012.[32] He defeated Kelda Helen Roys, Matt Silverman and Dennis Hall in the August 14 Democratic primary.[33] He defeated Republican Chad Lee in the general election.[34][35]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Pocan 67.9% 265,422
     Republican Chad Lee 31.9% 124,683
     Independent Joe Kopsick 0% 6
     Miscellaneous N/A 0.2% 787
Total Votes 390,898
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election" (dead link)
Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Pocan 72.2% 43,091
Kelda Roys 21.9% 13,051
Matt Silverman 4% 2,359
Dennis Hall 1.9% 1,159
Total Votes 59,660

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Pocan was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 78. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010, primary election and in the general election on November 2, 2010.[36]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 78

Democratic primary (2010)

Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Pocan(D) 3,243 99.6%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pocan is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Pocan raised a total of $1,143,296 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[37]

Mark Pocan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Wisconsin, District 2) Won $1,143,296
Grand Total Raised $1,143,296

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Pocan's reports.[38]

Mark Pocan (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[39]April 15, 2013$52,936.10$100,629.25$(68,095.08)$85,470.27
July Quarterly[40]July 15, 2013$85,470.27$156,065.09$(109,497.73)$132,037.63
October Quarterly[41]October 15, 2013$132,037.63$126,627.87$(75,424.25)$183,241.25
Year-end[42]January 31, 2014$183,241$129,269$(87,359)$225,251
April Quarterly[43]April 15, 2014$225,251.35$76,778.03$(68,675.16)$233,354.22
July Quarterly[44]July 25, 2014$233,354.22$167,821.85$(98,676.18)$302,499.89
October Quarterly[45]October 15, 2014$309,874.85$166,499.40$(283,283.96)$193,090.29
Running totals
$923,690.49$(791,011.36)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Pocan's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Pocan won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Pocan's campaign committee raised a total of $1,143,420 and spent $1,087,264.[46]

Cost per vote

Pocan spent $4.10 per vote received in 2012.


2010

In 2010, Pocan received $15,710 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[47]

Wisconsin State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Pocan's campaign in 2010
Capital Area Uniserv North$1,000
Wisconsin Pipe Trades$500
Wisconsin Health & Hospital Association$500
Service Employees Local 150$500
Federation Of Teachers Local 212$500
Total Raised in 2010 $15,710

2008

The top 5 donors to Pocan's 2008 campaign were professional and labor organizations:[48]

Donor Amount
Managed Health Services Insurance Corp $500
Northwestern Mutual Life $500
Sprinkler Fitters Local 183 $500
School Administrators Alliance $500
WI Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Assoc $500

Analysis

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[49]

Pocan most often votes with:

Pocan least often votes with:

Voting with party

2013

Mark Pocan voted with the Democratic Party 94.8% of the time, which ranked 90th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[50]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Pocan missed 0 of 96 roll call votes from January 2013 to April 2013. This amounts to 0%, which is better than the median of 2.1% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[51]

Net worth

See also: Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2012

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Pocan's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $467,005 to $1,064,999. That averages to $766,002, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Pocan ranked as the 231st most wealthy representative in 2012.[52]

Mark Pocan Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2012$766,002
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Personal

Pocan married his partner, Phil, in 2006 in Canada. They reside in Madison.[53]

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References

  1. Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  2. Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Pocan
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Political offices
Preceded by
Tammy Baldwin (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Wisconsin, 2nd District
2013-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 78
1998–2013
Succeeded by
Brett Hulsey (D)