|U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 2|
|2013 - Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Wisconsin State Assembly|
|Bachelor's||University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1986|
|Date of birth||08/14/1964|
|Place of birth||Kenosha, WI|
|Profession||Owner, Budget Signs and Specialties|
He was previously a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 78th District from 1999-2013. He won election to the U.S. House representing the 2nd Congressional District of Wisconsin in 2012. Pocan also 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.
Pocan serves on the following committees:
Wisconsin State Assembly
In the 2011-2012 Wisconsin legislative session, Pocan served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pocan served on these committees:
- Audit Committee
- Finance Committee (Chair)
- Audit Committee, Wisconsin State Legislature
- Finance Committee, Wisconsin State Legislature (Co-Chair)
- Employment Relations Committee, Wisconsin State Legislature
- Joint Legislative Council Committee, Wisconsin State Legislature
Pocan sought election to represent Wisconsin's 2nd district in the United States House of Representatives in 2012. He defeated Kelda Helen Roys, Matt Silverman, and Dennis Hall in the August 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Republican Chad Lee in the general election.
|U.S. House, Wisconsin District 2 General Election, 2012|
|Source: "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
- See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010
| Wisconsin State Assembly, District 78
Democratic primary (2010)
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.
Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Pocan's reports.
|Mark Pocan Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2012||$204,402.45||$210,376.87||$(68,909.01)||$345,870.31|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$345,870.31||$250,054.61||$(142,010.04)||$453,914.88|
In 2010, Pocan received $15,710 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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|
Rep. Pocan endorsing Brenda Konkel
The top 5 donors to Pocan's 2008 campaign were professional and labor organizations:
|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|
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, the median net worth of freshman members of the 113th U.S. Congress at the end of 2011 was $1,066,515. Pocan's net worth was between $66,003 and $299,999, making him the 339th wealthiest member of Congress. The median net worth of Democratic congressional members is $990,508, a 12.7% increase over 2010.
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- Campaign 2008 campaign contributions at Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
- Wisconsin Representative Pocan's web page
- Wisconsin Assembly - Representative Mark Pocan
- Wisconsin Democracy Campaign profile
- Representative Pocan's Freedom Speaks profile
- Representative Pocan's blog
- Meet Mark Pocan, the Original ALEC Spy, Molly Redden, The New Republic, July 25, 2012 | 9:05
- Politico "2012 House Race Results"
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Pocan
- Huffington Post "Democracy For America Names Top 10 Progressive House Candidates For 2012," February 16, 2012
- CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
- Wisconsin State Journal "State Reps. Kelda Helen Roys, Mark Pocan to run for Congress," September 7, 2011
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Candidates registered by office," Accessed June 10, 2012
- WISN "Primary Results"
- Official GAB primary results
- Federal Election Commission, "Mark Pocan's April Quarterly Report," Accessed October 11, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Mark Pocan's July Quarterly Report," Accessed October 11, 2012
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions
- Opensecrets.org "Millionaire Freshmen Make Congress Even Wealthier" Accessed January 21, 2013
- Opensecrets.org "Pocan" Accessed January 21, 2013
Tammy Baldwin (D)
|U.S. House of Representatives - Wisconsin, 2nd District
| Succeeded by|
|Wisconsin State Assembly District 78
| Succeeded by|
Brett Hulsey (D)