District: 3rd District Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House, 1995-2011 Born: Oct. 22, 1949; Phoenix, Ariz. Residence: Phoenix Religion: Episcopalian Family: Wife, Shirley Shadegg; two children Education: U. of Arizona, B.A. 1972; U. of Arizona, J.D. 1975 Military Service: Ariz. Air National Guard, 1969-75 Start of Service: Elected: 1994 (8th term) Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications, Technology & the Internet; Energy & Environment; Health); Select Energy Independence & Global Warming
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.