The U.S. House seat from Wisconsin now filled by Tammy Baldwin will continue to belong to a gay lawmaker, if Mark Pocan has anything to dow ith it, the Washington Blade reports:
In an interview with the Washington Blade, Pocan, 47, said he wants to represent Wisconsin’s second congressional district to build on the work he’s done during his seven terms in the Wisconsin Assembly and to bring a progressive voice to Congress.
“I’ve always said there’s only one other job I would want,” Pocan said. “Our county executive recently left, and she said, ‘Do you want to run for that?’ She spent six months talking about manure digesters, and that wasn’t something I really thought was that exciting, but legislative work is something I really enjoy. It’s something that I think can have some of the same results at the state level at the federal level.”
Gay Wis. lawmaker hopes to win Baldwin’s seat [washington blade]