District: 22nd District Political Highlights: U.S. House, 2011-13; Republican nominee for U.S. House, 2008 Born: Feb. 7, 1961; Atlanta, Ga. Residence: Plantation Religion: Christian Family: Wife, Angela West; two children Education: U. of Tennessee, B.A. 1983; Kansas State U., M.A. 1996 Military Service: Army, 1983-2004 Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (1st term) Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Military Personnel); Small Business (Contracting & Workforce; Investigations, Oversight & Regulations)
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.