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Rep. Mark Takano elected to second term in U.S. House

U.S. Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) AP

U.S. Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.)AP

U.S. Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.)

U.S. Rep. Mark Takano won reelection to a second term in California‘s 41st House district on Tuesday night.

Takano, who was challenged by Republican Steve Adams, was first elected to the House in 2012, becoming the first LGBT person of color in the U.S. Congress.

In addition to serving as one of seven co-chairs of the LGBT Equality Caucus, Takano is a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the Education and Workforce Committee.

A resident of Riverside, Takano attended Harvard College and received his bachelor’s degree in Government in 1983.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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