District: 8th District Political Highlights: Union Township Board of Trustees, 1982-84; Ohio House, 1985-91; U.S. House of Representatives, 1991-present Born: Nov. 17, 1949; Cincinnati, Ohio Residence: West Chester Township Religion: Roman Catholic Family: Wife, Debbie Boehner; two children Education: Xavier U., B.S. 1977 Military Service: Navy, 1968 Start of Service: Elected: 1990 (12th term) Committee Assignments: None
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.