Mark Takano, U.S. Representative for California

Mark Takano

U.S. Representative for California

Mark Allan Takano was born in December 1960 in Riverside, California. He earned an undergraduate degree in government from Harvard University and earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Riverside, with a focus on writing for the performing arts. He taught British literature in public schools for 23 years. 

Takano was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, assuming office in January 2013. 

Takano is single. He is a Methodist. 

In the News…

The “Thirty-Two-Hour Workweek Act” was introduced in the House this month by Representative Mark Takano of California. The legislation would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to shorten the standard workweek by eight hours. It would effectively either reduce the hours worked each week or increase overtime pay for hourly workers. 

“The 32-hour workweek discussion is already occurring in certain sectors of the economy. … Panasonic went to a 32-hour workweek. Kickstarter is a company that has explored this and one of their executives is a cheerleader for this whole movement,” Representative Takano said. “What we need to examine is how this can become the norm across the various workforces in America.” 

The same legislation was introduced in July 2021, but after referral to the Committee of Education and the Workforce, it did not move forward. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Takano today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Mark Takano 
Representative for California 
2078 Rayburn House Office Building 
Washington, DC 20515 


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