District: 11th District Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for Calif. Senate, 1969; U.S. House, 1975-present Born: May 17, 1945; Richmond, Calif. Residence: Martinez Religion: Roman Catholic Family: Wife, Cynthia Miller; two children Education: San Francisco State U., B.A. 1968; U. of California, Davis, J.D. 1972 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1974 (20th term) Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce
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.