District: 26th District Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House, 2009-11 Born: April 1, 1964; Kenmore, N.Y. Residence: Clarence Religion: Protestant Family: Wife, Michele Lee; one child Education: U. of Rochester, B.A. 1987; Chapman U., M.B.A. 1997 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (2nd term) End of Service: Feb. 9, 2011 Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Oversight; Select Revenue Measures)
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.