Mark is one of nine openly LGBTQ members of Congress
Mark Pocan has a long record as an effective progressive leader. In 2013, Mark took his 14 years of experience in the Wisconsin State Assembly to Congress where he has continued to fight for progressive values.
As a small business owner, union member and lifelong advocate for progressive causes, Mark brings his unique experience from both the private and public sector to promote job growth and support the families of south central Wisconsin. Mark currently serves as the Co-Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus and the Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC).
In his four terms in Congress, Mark has been a champion his constituents and a strong voice for progressive values. He sponsored key legislation to ensure access to high quality public education, invest in clean energy, raise the minimum wage, ensure the right to vote, and close tax loopholes that allow large corporations to avoid paying their taxes in the United States and ship jobs overseas.
Mark and his husband Phil married in Canada in 2006. They live in the Town of Vermont, Wisconsin.
Importance of Candidacy:
- Represents a district in a swing state
- One of only 9 openly LGBTQ members of Congress