District: At Large Political Highlights: Democratic candidate for U.S. House, 1984; lieutenant governor, 1985-89; U.S. House of Representatives, 1989-2015 Born: Aug. 15, 1943; Vailoatai, A.S. Residence: Pago Pago Religion: Mormon Family: Wife, Hinanui Bambridge Hunkin; five children Education: Brigham Young U., A.A. 1964; Brigham Young U., B.A. 1966; Texas Southern U., attended 1969; U. of Houston, J.D. 1972; U. of California, Berkeley, LL.M. 1973 Military Service: Army, 1966-69; Army Reserve, 1983-2001 Start of Service: Elected: 1988 (13th term) Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Asia & the Pacific - Ranking Member; Western Hemisphere); Natural Resources (Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans & Insular Affairs; Indian & Alaska Native 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.