District: 20th District Political Highlights: Bexar County judge, 1982-87; Texas District Court judge, 1988-97; U.S. House, 1999-2013 Born: May 5, 1945; San Antonio, Texas Residence: San Antonio Religion: Roman Catholic Family: Wife, Belinda Trevino; one child Education: U. of Texas, B.A. 1969; St. Mary's U. (Texas), J.D. 1972 Military Service: Texas Air National Guard, 1969-75 Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (7th term) Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Energy & Power; Health); House Administration (Elections - Ranking Member; Oversight); Joint Printing
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.