District: 14th District Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for Mich. Senate, 1990; Rochester Hills City Council, 1991-93; Mich. Senate, 1995-2002; Democratic nominee for Mich. attorney general, 2002; Mich. Lottery Bureau commissioner, 2003-07; U.S. House, 2009-present Born: Dec. 1, 1958; Pontiac, Mich. Residence: Bloomfield Township Religion: Episcopalian Family: Wife, Colleen Ochoa Peters; three children Education: Alma College, B.A. 1980; U. of Detroit, M.B.A. 1984; Wayne State U., J.D. 1989; Michigan State U., M.A. 2007 Military Service: Naval Reserve, 1993-00; Navy Reserve, 2001-05 Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (3rd term) Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Monetary Policy & Trade)
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.