District: 23rd District Political Highlights: Kern County Republican Central Committee, 1992-2002; Kern County Community College District Board of Trustees, 2000-2002; Calif. Assembly, 2002-06; U.S. House, 2007-present; U.S. House, Born: Jan. 26, 1965; Bakersfield, Calif. Residence: Bakersfield Religion: Baptist Family: Wife, Judy McCarthy; two children Education: Bakersfield College, attended 1984-85; California State U., Bakersfield, B.S. 1989; California State U., Bakersfield, M.B.A. 1994 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (4th term) Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit)
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.