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Mark Takano

Mark Allan Takano (born December 10, 1960) is an American teacher and politician.

In November 2012, Takano was elected to the U.S. Representative for the 41st District of California.

Early life

Takano was born in Riverside, California. He is the son of Japanese American parents. He is Sansei, which means that he is the grandson of people born in Japan who immigrated to the US.

After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, the Takano family was relocated and interned from California to "War Relocation Camps" during World War II. He graduated from Harvard University in 1983.


Takano taught in public school for 23 years.

In March 2020, Takano endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States.

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