District: 3rd District Political Highlights: Nev. Senate, 2004-08; defeated for re-election to Nev. Senate, 2008; U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-present Born: Oct. 30, 1961; Queens, N.Y. Residence: Henderson Religion: Roman Catholic Family: Wife, Lisa Heck; three children Education: Pennsylvania State U., B.S. 1984; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, D.O. 1988 Military Service: Army Reserve, 1991-present Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (2nd term) Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Military Personnel; Oversight & Investigations - Chairman); Education & the Workforce (Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions; Higher Education & Workforce Training); Select Intelligence (Technical & Tactical Intelligence - Chairman)
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.