Democrat Pocan elected to 2nd term in US House

Rep. Mark Pocan

Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan has won a second term in the U.S. House seat representing the Madison area.

Pocan defeated Republican Peter Theron on Tuesday. Theron is a math teacher from Madison.

The 50-year-old Pocan was first elected to Congress in 2012 and has served on the House budget and education committees. He has been part of a group with U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble, a Wisconsin Republican, to try to build relationships and work across party lines.

Pocan lives in Vermont, Wisconsin, and owns a small printing business he started after college. He served in the Wisconsin Assembly for more than a decade before running for Congress.

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