American politician Peter Kocot Died at 61

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Peter Kocot was born on September 18, 1956 and died on February 22, 2018.

He was an American politician.

He was representative to the state legislature of Massachusetts from April 2002 until his death in February 2018.

A member of the Democratic Party, he represented the First Hampshire district, which includes Montgomery, Hatfield, Southampton, Westhampton, and Northampton.

Kocot’s positions included support of gay marriage and opposition to education spending cuts.

Kocot’s 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.

He 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.

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

He died at 61 years old.