District: 3rd District Political Highlights: Calhoun County Commission, 1987-91; candidate for Ala. House, 1990; Ala. House, 1995-2002; U.S. House, 2003-present Born: July 16, 1958; Hammond, Ind. Residence: Anniston Religion: Baptist Family: Wife, Donna Elizabeth "Beth" Rogers; three children Education: Jacksonville State U., B.A. 1981; Jacksonville State U., M.P.A. 1985; Birmingham School of Law, J.D. 1991 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (6th term) Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Conservation, Energy & Forestry; General Farm Commodities & Risk Management; Livestock, Rural Development & Credit); Armed Services (Readiness; Strategic Forces - Chairman); Homeland Security (Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection & Security Technologies; Transportation Security)
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.