District: 21st District Political Highlights: Texas House, 1981-82; Bexar County Commissioners Court, 1983-85; U.S. House of Representatives, 1987-present Born: Nov. 19, 1947; San Antonio, Texas Residence: San Antonio Religion: Christian Scientist Family: Wife, Beth Schafer; two children Education: Yale U., B.A. 1969; Southern Methodist U., J.D. 1975 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1986 (14th term) Committee Assignments: Homeland Security; Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Immigration & Border Security); Science, Space & Technology
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.