TAKANO, Mark, (1960 - )

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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.; 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 three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2013-present); chair, Committee on Veterans' Affairs (One Hundred Sixteenth Congress).