Political Highlights: Rogers Public Schools Board of Education, 1994-2001; U.S. House of Representatives, 2001-11; U.S. Senate, 2011-present Born: Dec. 10, 1950; Shreveport, La. Residence: Rogers Religion: Baptist Family: Wife, Cathy Boozman; three children Education: U. of Arkansas, attended 1969-72; Southern College of Optometry, O.D. 1977 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (1st term) Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry; Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Financial Services - Chairman; Military Construction-VA; State-Foreign Operations; Transportation-HUD); Environment & Public Works; Rules & Administration; Veterans' Affairs
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.