District: 14th District Political Highlights: Fla. House, 2000-2003; U.S. House, 2005-13 Born: Aug. 12, 1967; Fort Myers, Fla. Residence: Fort Myers Religion: Roman Catholic Family: Wife, Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif.; two children, two stepchildren Education: U. of Florida, B.S. 1993 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (4th term) End of Service: Jan. 3, 2013 Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Middle East & South Asia; Western Hemisphere - Chairman); Oversight & Government Reform (Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service & Labor Policy; Government Organization, Efficiency & Financial Management - Vice Chairman; Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight & Government Spending)
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.