Mark Takano in contest for Riverside County Congressional District

Riverside Community College Board Trustee Mark Takano wants to be a Member of Congress.

Redistricting has created a new Riverside County Congressional District which would include the cities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, Norco, Eastvale and Jurupa Valley.

Takano cited unemployment as his motivation.  “Over 13% of our friends and neighbors are out of work and a staggering number of local residents are struggling to keep their homes,” Takano said.

Mark Takano is a familiar name in local Democratic politics.   He was in the 43rd Congressional District in 1992, agd again in 1994.  While he He won the 1992 primary, he did not win the general election.

Takano gave his best challenge to Congressman Ken Calvert during the contest for California’s 43rd
Congressional District in 1992.   Calvert won by a margin of about 550 votes.
A lifelong resident of Riverside, Mark Takano (pictured) was elected to the Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees in 1990 and won re-election to the board in 1995, 1999, 2004 and 2008. He is the longest serving current board member and one of the longest serving Democratic elected officials in
Riverside County.

As a trustee he has championed reform of secondary education, emphasizing Early College High Schools and more opportunities for career and technical education. Takano has worked as a classroom teacher in the Rialto Unified School District for the past 23 years.


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