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. In his 2012 race for Congress, Rep. Pocan won a four-way Democratic primary with 72 percent of the vote. Rep. Pocan serves on the powerful Appropriations Committee and is the Chair 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 J Street’s entire 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. He was one of the earliest cosponsors of House Resolution 326, which reaffirms Congress’s commitment to two-state solution and opposes settlement expansion and annexation.