Mark Pocan

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Mark Pocan
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House
Date of primaryAugust 14, 2012
General electionNovember 6, 2012
Current office
Wisconsin State Assembly District 78
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison, 1986
Personal
Birthday08/14/1964
Place of birthKenosha, WI
ProfessionOwner, Budget Signs and Specialties
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mark Pocan (b. August 14, 1964)is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 78th District since 1999. He previously served on the Dane County Board of Supervisors from 1991-1996.

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.[1]

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.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pocan has been appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

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

Pocan is seeking election to represent Wisconsin's 2nd district in the United States House of Representatives in 2012.[3]

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.[4]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 78

Democratic primary (2010)

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

Legislation sponsored in 2009 includes:

  • AB-2 Contractual services purchased by executive branch agencies to be performed within the U.S. when available; exceptions re federal money and U.W. System
  • AB-162 Invasive species and aquatic plants and animals: laws revised and new restrictions imposed; DNR authority, emergency * Rules Committee, noxious weeds, and solid waste disposal facility provisions
  • AB-261 Soliciting purchase of goods or services by unsolicited delivery of a document that appears to be a check or money order payable to recipient prohibited; DATCP authority and forfeiture provisions

For a full listing of sponsored legislation and details see the House site.

Campaign donors

2008


Rep. Pocan endorsing Brenda Konkel

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

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 78
1998–present
Succeeded by
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