District: 5th District Political Highlights: Wash. House, 1994-2004; U.S. House of Representatives, 2005-present Born: May 22, 1969; Salem, Ore. Residence: Spokane Religion: Christian non-denominational Family: Husband, Brian Rodgers; three children Education: Pensacola Christian College, B.A. 1990; U. of Washington, M.B.A. 2002 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (5th term) Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Health)
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.