District: 33rd District Political Highlights: Los Angeles County Board of Education, 1975-78; Calif. Senate, 1978-98; candidate for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 1992; U.S. ambassador to the Federal States of Micronesia, 1999-2001; U.S. House, 2001-11 Born: Nov. 12, 1933; Los Angeles, Calif. Residence: Los Angeles Religion: Roman Catholic Family: Single Education: U. of California, Los Angeles, B.A. 1954; California State U., Los Angeles, M.S. 1968; Harvard U., attended 1981-82; Claremont Graduate School, Ph.D. 1987 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2001 (4th full term) Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Africa & Global Health; Asia, the Pacific & the Global Environment; Terrorism, Nonproliferation & Trade); Oversight & Government Reform (Domestic Policy; Government Management, Organization & Procurement - Chairwoman)
Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows:
SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat.
FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible.
LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored.
TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge.
TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.