District: 3rd District Political Highlights: Mich. House, 2009-10; U.S. House, 2011-present Born: April 18, 1980; Grand Rapids, Mich. Residence: Cascade Township Religion: Eastern Orthodox Family: Wife, Kara Amash; three children Education: U. of Michigan, B.A. 2002; U. of Michigan, J.D. 2005 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (2nd term) Committee Assignments: Oversight & Government Reform (Government Operations; National Security); Joint Economic
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.