A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1999 to 2013, representing the 78th district. He represented much of downtown Madison, including the Wisconsin State Capitol. In November 2012, Pocan won the general election to replace Tammy Baldwin, a fellow Democrat and longtime friend who was elected to the U.S. Senate, as the next member of Congress from the district. He had also succeeded Baldwin in the State Assembly.
Mark Pocan is an American politician and businessman who has served in the US House of Representatives. On November 24, 2006, Pocan and his long-term partner, Philip Frank, were legally married in Toronto, Ontario. Philip Frank, has become the first same-sex spouse to receive an official congressional spousal ID card. Frank, who had originally received the “designee” card granted to unmarried partners of members of Congress, was issued the spousal ID in May 2013, the Washington Blade reports.
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