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Mark Pocan

Mark Pocan's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Mark Pocan
Current Office: U.S. House - District 2, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
Primary Aug. 12, 2014

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 92%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 63%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 23%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 23%
2011-2012 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Positions 38%
2011-2012 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 14%
2010 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Lifetime Score 30%
2010 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 12%
2009-2010 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Positions 64%
2009-2010 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 22%
2009 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 11%
2007-2008 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Positions 33%
2007-2008 The Wisconsin Prosperity Project - Positions on Economic Growth and Jobs 15
2007-2008 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 15%
2007-2008 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 0
2005-2006 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 25
2005-2006 The Wisconsin Prosperity Project - Positions 11%
2005-2006 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 11%
2005-2006 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 10%
2003-2004 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Positions 21%
2003-2004 The Wisconsin Prosperity Project - Positions 11%
2003-2004 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 11%
2003-2004 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 29%
2001-2002 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 38%
1999-2000 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 22%
1999-2000 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 25%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 100%

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