District: 5th District Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for New York City Council at large, 1977; N.Y. Senate, 1979-83; U.S. House, 1983-2013 Born: Nov. 19, 1942; Brooklyn, N.Y. Residence: Roslyn Heights Religion: Jewish Family: Wife, Rita Ackerman; three children Education: Queens College, B.A. 1965 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1983 (14th full term) Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit); Foreign Affairs (Asia & the Pacific; Middle East & South Asia - Ranking Member)
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.