District: 45th District Political Highlights: Calif. Assembly, 2000-2004; Calif. Senate, 2004-05; U.S. House, 2005-present Born: July 19, 1955; Los Angeles, Calif. Residence: Irvine Religion: Presbyterian Family: Wife, Catherine Campbell; two children Education: U. of California, Los Angeles, B.A. 1976; U. of Southern California, M.S. 1977 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2005 (4th full term) Committee Assignments: Budget; Financial Services (Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit; Monetary Policy & Trade - Chairman); Joint Economic
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.