District: 25th District Political Highlights: Monroe County Legislature, 1975-79; N.Y. Assembly, 1983-87; U.S. House of Representatives, 1987-present Born: Aug. 14, 1929; Harlan County, Ky. Residence: Fairport Religion: Episcopalian Family: Widowed; three children Education: U. of Kentucky, B.S. 1951; U. of Kentucky, M.P.H. 1953 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1986 (14th term) Committee Assignments: Rules (Rules & the Organization of the House)
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.