US House, CA-39

Mark Takano


  • Was a original cosponsor of the Clean Water Act of 2023
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned a 99% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard


  • Co-chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
  • In 2012, he he became the first openly gay person of color to be elected to Congress
  • Holding this seat in California will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level

Candidate Background

Representative Mark Takano is running for a seventh term to represent California’s 41st Congressional District. Takano previously served on the Board of Trustees for Riverside Community College and worked as a high school English teacher.  Heis committed to addressing climate change and developing clean energy, including supporting the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. As a former teacher, he is passionate about investing in innovation and education in order to prepare students for “green collar jobs” and build a clean energy economy. In Congress, Takano will continue to be a strong environmental champion. Representative Takano has earned a 99% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

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