Mark Takano

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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.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

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.[2]

After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, the Takano family was relocated and interned from California to "War Relocation Camps" during World War II.[3] He graduated from Harvard University in 1983.[4]

Career[change | change source]

Takano taught in public school for 23 years.[3]

In March 2020, Takano endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Goad, Ben. "Congress District 41: Takano beats Tavaglione in nationally watched race," Archived 2012-11-10 at the Wayback Machine Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California). November 6, 2012; retrieved 2012-12-2.
  2. Furutani, Warren. "Welcoming a New Generation of Nikkei Leaders," Rafu Shimpo (Los Angeles). November 23, 2012; retrieved 2012-12-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Johnson, Chris. "Takano on path to make history in Calif. race," Washington Blade (Washington, D.C.). December 22, 2011; retrieved 2012-12-3.
  4. "Harvard Grad Turns Democrat to Win Votes," The Harvard Crimson (Cambridge, Massachusetts). October 21, 1992; retrieved 2012-12-3.
  5. Moreno, Edward (March 10, 2020). "Rep. Mark Takano Endorses Sanders". The Hill. Retrieved March 10, 2020.