DATE OF BIRTH: Aug. 14, 1964
BIRTHPLACE: Kenosha, Wis.
RESIDENCE: Madison, Wis.
OCCUPATION: Businessman, journalist
EDUCATION: B.A., University of Wisconsin — Madison
PREVIOUS OFFICE HELD:
Dane County Board of Supervisors; member of Wisconsin State Assembly
FAMILY: Partner, Philip Frank
Mark Pocan replaces Rep. Tammy BaldwinTammy BaldwinLawmakers talk climate for Earth Day, Science March Trump says he supports Dem ‘Buy America’ bill Picking 2018 candidates pits McConnell vs. GOP groups MORE (D-Wis.), who left to run for Senate, in the 2nd district. He also replaced her in the state Assembly when she left that body to run for the House.
Pocan was one of the more liberal members of the state assembly and ran on that record — a solid move, considering he’s replacing one of the most liberal members of Congress.
He is also openly gay and married his partner, Philip Frank, in Toronto, although their marriage is not legally recognized in Wisconsin.
Pocan was born and raised in Kenosha, Wis. After college, he opened up his own small business, a printing company named Budget Signs & Specialties.