District: 18th District Political Highlights: Board of Education of the City of Peoria, 2001-05; Ill. House, 2005-09; U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-present Born: May 28, 1981; Morris, Minn. Residence: Peoria Religion: Baptist Family: Single Education: Illinois Central College, attended 1999-2002; Bradley U., B.S. 2002 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (4th term) End of Service: Dec. 31, 1969 Committee Assignments: None
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.