Peter Kocot

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Peter V. Kocot
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 1st Hampshire district
Assumed office
April, 2002
Preceded by William P. Nagle, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1956-09-18) September 18, 1956 (age 61)
Northampton, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Shauneen Kocot
Alma mater Brown University
Occupation Legislator

Peter Kocot has been representative to the state legislature of Massachusetts, United States since April, 2002. A member of the Democratic Party, he represents the First Hampshire district, which includes Montgomery, Hatfield, Southampton, Westhampton, and Northampton. His positions include support of gay marriage and opposition to education spending cuts. His son Luke Kocot currently attends Northampton High School and is planning to attend Curry College after graduation, and his son Jake Kocot is attending the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Kocot easily won reelection in 2006; his Republican opponent, Western New England College Economics professor John Andrulis (whom Kocot also faced in 2002 and 2004), polled at 18 percent.

In the state legislature, Kocot is the chairman of the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight and a member of the House Committee on Ethics.