Mark (Mark) Takano (D-41)

US Representative Mark Takano

Mark (Mark) Takano (D-41)
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Capitol: 202.225.2305
FAX: 202.225.7018
District: 951.222.0203
Room 420 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0541
3403 Tenth Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Residence:Riverside, CA

Committee Assignments

ChairmanHouse Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Co-ChairCongressional Deaf Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Writers Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Work for Warriors Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Battery Storage Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Energy Storage Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Maker Caucus (3D Printing Caucus)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
MemberWomen Veterans Task Force
Co-ChairFuture of Transportation Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Technology Modernization
Second Vice ChairCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
MemberHouse Committee on Education and Labor
Co-ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Microbusiness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Agriculture Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Youth Sports
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Grid Innovation Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soccer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberMunicipal Finance Caucus
WhipCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)


For more than twenty years, Mark Takano has worked to improve the lives of Riverside County residents, both as an elected official and as a teacher at Rialto High School. Born and raised in Riverside, Mark's commitment to public service began at an early age. His family roots in Riverside go back to his grandparents who, along with his parents, were removed from their respective homes and sent to Japanese American Internment camps during World War II. After the war, these two families settled in Riverside County to rebuild their lives. Mark attended La Sierra High School in the Alvord Unified School District, and in 1979 he graduated as the school's valedictorian. Mark attended Harvard College and received his bachelor's degree in Government in 1983. As a student, he bused tables to help make ends meet. During his senior year, he organized a transcontinental bicycle ride to benefit the international development agency Oxfam America. Upon graduation, Mark returned home to Riverside and began teaching in the Rialto Unified School District in 1988. As a classroom teacher, Mark confronted the challenges in our public education system daily. In 1990, Mark was elected to the Riverside Community College District's Board of Trustees. At RCC, Mark worked with Republicans and Democrats to improve higher education for young people and job training opportunities for adults seeking to learn a new skill or start a new career. He was elected Board President in 1991 and helped the Board and the District gain stability and direction amid serious fiscal challenges. In 2012, Mark became the first openly gay person of color to be elected to Congress. Mark Takano represents the people of Riverside, Moreno Valley, Jurupa Valley and Perris in the United States House of Representatives. He serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and as a member of the Education and Workforce Committee.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 12/10/1960
Counties Representing