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Power List 2014: MARK TAKANO

Power List 2014: MARK TAKANO

U.S. Representative, 53

The California Democrat is the first openly gay, nonwhite member of the House of Representatives; he has served on the Riverside Community College Board of Trustees since 1990 and is also a member of the House LGBT Equality Caucus. In the fight for marriage equality, Takano was influential in overturning Prop 8 and DOMA by urging President Obama to file a brief against the legislations.

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