Mark Pocan is an openly gay politician and former small businessman who took office in the United States House of Representatives at 2013. As a member of the Democratic Party, Mark Pocan previously served as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1999 to 2013. Learn every bit of this politician's career, including how he won the general election to replace Tammy Baldwin in 2012. Mark Pocan credits his political activism in part to being violently attacked and beaten outside a gay bar after college. Read more to discover the full story on the openly gay politician.