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TAKANO, Mark, a Representative from California; born in Riverside, Riverside County, Calif., December 10, 1960; graduated from La Sierra High School, Riverside, Calif., 1979; A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1983; M.F.A., University of California, Riverside, Calif., 2010; teacher; member of the Riverside Community College district board of trustees, 1990-2012, president, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2006; unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992 and One Hundred Fourth Congress in 1994; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Thirteenth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2013-present); chair, Committee on Veterans' Affairs (One Hundred Sixteenth and One Hundred Seventeenth Congresses).

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Bibliography / Further Reading

"Mark Takano" in Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress, 1900-2017. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Publishing Office, 2018.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Education and Labor
  • House Committee - Education and the Workforce
  • House Committee - Science, Space, and Technology
  • House Committee - Veterans' Affairs - Chair
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