Congressman Mark Pocan was first elected to represent Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District in 2012. Born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Rep. Pocan holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and is a small business owner. For 14 years, Rep. Pocan was a leading progressive voice in the Wisconsin State Assembly. Rep. Pocan serves on the powerful Appropriations Committee and is the Chair Emeritus of the Progressive Caucus.
Throughout his time in Congress, Rep. Pocan has been one of the most steadfast supporters of J Street issues. He has consistently voted with the vast majority of J Street’s legislative agenda. Rep. Pocan has traveled to Israel and the Palestinian Territories and is a strong advocate for US leadership towards a two state solution. In the last Congress, he was one of the earliest cosponsors of House Resolution 326, which reaffirmed Congress’s commitment to a two-state solution and opposed settlement expansion and annexation.