Rep. Mark Takano was first elected to represent California’s 41st Congressional District in 2012. Prior to winning election to Congress, Takano taught at a local high school and served as a member of Riverside Community College’s Board of Trustees, a local elected position. A Japanese American, Takano’s family has deep roots in his district. In Congress, Rep. Takano serves on the Committees on Education and the Workforce and the Veterans’ Affairs Commitee. He has traveled to Israel on numerous occasions and strongly supports US efforts to broker a two-state solution.