Pocan announces campaign for re-election

2nd Congressional District voters elected Pocan in 2012 to succeed Tammy Baldwin
Pocan announces campaign for re-election

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., announced Tuesday he will run for reelection in Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District.

Pocan filed the necessary paperwork with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board this week, according to a release.

“It has been the highest honor to represent the people of Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District. I came to Washington to be a voice for everyone who struggles to make ends meet, who wants a strong economy that encourages jobs and family-supporting wages, and who wants affordable high-quality college education for their children,” Pocan said in the release. “Today I renew the pledge I made more than two years ago that I will continue to fight for you.”

Pocan was elected in 2012 to succeed Tammy Baldwin when she was elected to the U.S. Senate. Previously, he served 14 years in the State Assembly representing the 78th Assembly District.

In his first term, Pocan sponsored pieces of legislation on college affordability, LGBT protections, preserving Medicare and Social Security, protecting women’s choice, the environment and climate change, and reforming the nation’s immigration laws and budget process, according to the release.