MADISON– Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) released the following statement announcing an endorsement from Congressman Mark Pocan for her candidacy for Wisconsin’s 16th Senate District:

“Today I am very honored to announce an endorsement from Congressman Mark Pocan,” Sargent said. “Congressman Pocan’s service at the federal level, as he advocates for Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District and the state as a whole, is instrumental. He has dedicated his life to our community, and has a long record as an effective progressive leader,” said Sargent.

In 2013, Mark Pocan took his years of experience serving as a Dane County Supervisor and State Representative to Congress, where he has continued to fight for progressive values. As a small business owner, union member, and lifelong advocate for progressive causes, Pocan brings his unique experience from both the private and public sector to promote job growth and support the families of south central Wisconsin.

“Melissa Sargent is a champion for the issues that impact Wisconsin residents, and is truly a strong voice for progressive values. She has been on the frontlines fighting for key legislation to raise the minimum wage, enact gun reform, invest in public education and our communities, and to lift up working families. As a lifelong Wisconsinite and former-small business owner, Melissa knows that Wisconsin families deserve an economy that puts people first. She has consistently fought for policies that move our state forward for all people, and is a voice for the most vulnerable in our society. Melissa is a fierce advocate for the common sense values that we need in Wisconsin, and I truly look forward to her continued work in the Wisconsin State Senate,” said Pocan.

“Congressman Pocan is a valued friend and mentor. His work in the policymaking arena, and above all his dedication to his constituents, continues to have a lasting impact on our community and state. I am very thankful for his leadership to Wisconsin and am grateful for his support,” said Sargent.

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