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Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.)

  • District: 41st District, Northwestern Riverside County -- Riverside, Moreno Valley
  • Residence: Riverside
  • Born: December 10, 1960; Riverside, Calif.
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Family: Single
  • Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1983 (government); U. of California, Riverside, M.F.A. 2010 (creative writing)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees, 1990-2012 (president 1992, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2006); Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1992, 1994; U.S. House, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated John Tavaglioni, R
  • Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Higher Education & Workforce Training; Workforce Protections); Veterans' Affairs (Economic Opportunity - Ranking Member; Oversight & Investigations)

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State Information: 41st District, Northwestern Riverside County -- Riverside, Moreno Valley

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (CA-41 representative) Mark Takano (D) 103,578 59%
John Tavaglione (R) 72,074 41%
1994 general (CA-43 representative) Ken Calvert (R) 84,500 54.7%
Mark A. Takano (D) 59,342 38.4%
Gene L. Berkman (LIBERT) 9,636 6.2%
John Schwab (Write-In) 767 0.5%
Velma Hickey (Write-In) 141 0.1%
1992 general (CA-43 representative) Ken Calvert (R) 88,987 46.7%
Mark A. Takano (D) 88,468 46.4%
Gary R. Odom (AMI) 6,095 3.2%
Gene L. Berkman (LIBERT) 4,989 2.6%
John Schwab (Write-In) 2,100 1.1%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 62% Mitt Romney: 36%
2008 Barack Obama: 61% John McCain: 39%

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