District: 1st District Political Highlights: Kan. Senate, 1997-2011; U.S. House, 2011-present Born: Nov. 11, 1968; Fowler, Kan. Residence: Fowler Religion: Roman Catholic Family: Wife, Angela Huelskamp; four children Education: College of Santa Fe, B.A. 1991; American U., Ph.D. 1995 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (2nd term) Committee Assignments: Small Business (Agriculture, Energy & Trade; Contracting & Workforce; Health and Technology); Veterans' Affairs (Health; Oversight & Investigations)
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.