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|U.S. House, California, District 41|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Jerry Lewis (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Cost per vote||$13.84 in 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Harvard University, University of California (Riverside)|
|Birthday||December 10, 1960|
|Place of birth||Riverside, California|
- 1 Career
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 3.1 Legislative actions
- 3.1.1 113th Congress
- 3.1.2 National security
- 3.1.3 Economy
- 3.1.4 Immigration
- 3.1.5 Healthcare
- 3.1.6 Social issues
- 3.2 Campaign themes
- 3.1 Legislative actions
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Analysis
- 7 Recent news
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Takano is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Takano's academic, professional and political career:
- 1983: Graduated from Harvard University with B.A.
- 1984-1985: Substitute teacher
- 1987: Graduated from University of California (Riverside) with teaching certificate
- 2000: Graduated with M.F.A.
- 1988-Present: Teacher, Rialto Unified School District
- 1990-Present: Board of Trustees, Riverside Community College District
- 2013-Present: United States House of Representatives, California's 41st congressional district
Takano serves on the following committees:
- Science, Space, and Technology Committee
- Subcommittee on Energy
- Subcommittee on Environment
- Veterans' Affairs
- Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
- Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session. For more information pertaining to Takano's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
National Defense Authorization Act
Takano voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations
Takano voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Takano voted against HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.
Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination
Takano voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.
Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition
Takano voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.
Health Care Reform Rules
Takano voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.
Takano voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.
Takano's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Job Creation
- Excerpt: "Despite the national recovery, economic growth in Riverside County has been slow to rebound and unemployment remains high. Mark Takano favors strategic investments in infrastructure -- upgrades including renovating school buildings, improving roads, highways and bridges, and moving forward with high speed rail -- that will create jobs and improve our community."
- Education and Workforce Development
- Excerpt: "For more than 20 years, Mark Takano has worked on the front lines of public education as a teacher at Rialto High School. He recognizes that economic prosperity in the future requires a strong investment in education and workforce training today. Mark supports reforming or ending the Federal mandates of "No Child Left Behind" and a renewed commitment to building an educational system that will prepare Americans to compete in the emerging economy."
- Clean Air
- Excerpt: "With Riverside County residents suffering some of the worst air quality in the nation, it is imperative that their member of Congress take a stand for cleaner air. Mark Takano supports strong clean air standards and broader use of clean energy resources."
- Health Care
- Excerpt: "For generations, Medicare has provided American seniors with access to necessary medical care in a timely and affordable manner. Mark Takano will stand up against Republican efforts to privatize or defund Medicare, and will fight to make health coverage more affordable for working families."
- National Security
- Excerpt: "Securing our nation from foreign threats, including terrorism, must be a priority in Washington. Mark Takano recognizes that as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, new strategies will be needed to thwart those who would do us harm. Mark supports reducing the number of nuclear weapons worldwide to keep them out of dangerous hands. "
Takano won the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 41st District. He and John Tavaglione (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Anna Nevenic (D), George Pearne (R) and Vince Sawyer (R). Takano went on to defeat Tavaglione in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, California District 41 General Election, 2012|
|Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, California District 41 Open Primary, 2012|
|John Tavaglione (R)||44.6%||25,379|
|Mark Takano (D)||36.7%||20,860|
|Anna Nevenic (D)||8.8%||4,991|
|Vince Sawyer (R)||8.3%||4,723|
|George Pearne (R)||1.7%||956|
Comprehensive donor information for Takano is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Takano raised a total of $1,456,716 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.
|Mark Takano's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||US House (California, District 41)||$1,456,716|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,456,716|
|Mark Takano (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2013||$24,635.02||$216,840.00||$(48,131.95)||$193,343.07|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$193,343.07||$186,404.34||$(97,016.69)||$282,730.72|
Takano won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Takano's campaign committee raised a total of $1,456,716 and spent $1,433,468. This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.
Cost per vote
Takano spent $13.84 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House, California District 41, 2012 - Mark Takano Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$1,366,015|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$1,354,947|
|Top contributors to Mark Takano's campaign committee|
|Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund||$29,350|
|University of California||$14,300|
|National Education Assn||$10,950|
|Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$10,597|
|Human Rights Campaign||$10,447|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Public Sector Unions||$60,950|
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Takano missed 2 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to March 2013. This amounts to 2.2%, which is equal to the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.
The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.
Takano most often votes with:
Takano least often votes with:
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Takano's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$11,997 and $35,000. That averages to $11,501, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874.
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Takano has voted with the Democratic Party 95.5% of the time. This ranked 96th among the 201 House Democrats as of June 2013.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Mark + Takano + California + House
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Social media:
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Congressional profile at CongressMerge.com
- Congressional profile at GovTrack.us
- Congressional profile at OpenCongress.org
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Congressional profile and news at Roll Call
- Profile at Wikipedia
- Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission
- Financial information at OpenSecrets.org
- Legislation at Congress.gov
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
- Collected news and commentary at The Washington Post
- CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
- National Journal, "California, 41st House District," November 7, 2012
- CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
- Campaign website, Issues
- California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
- Unofficial election results
- Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Mark Takano," Accessed March 22, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "Mark Takano Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
- 'Federal Election Commission "Mark Takano April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
- 'Federal Election Commission "Mark Takano July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
- Open Secrets "Mark Takano 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
- Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
- GovTrack, "Mark Takano," Accessed April 2, 2013
- OpenCongress, "Mark Takano," Accessed July 31, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Takano, (D-Cali), 2011"
- OpenCongress "Voting With Party," Accessed June 4, 2013
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