Rep. Mark Pocan was first elected to represent Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District in 2012. Born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin, 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. Since his election to Congress, Rep. Pocan has stood out as a rising star in the Progressive Caucus, and has continued to lead in the Democratic party in his second term. He has traveled to Israel and the Palestinian Territory and is a strong advocate for US leadership towards two states.