District: 24th District Political Highlights: Simi Valley City Council, 1979-86; mayor of Simi Valley, 1980-86; U.S. House, 1987-2013 Born: March 7, 1944; Huntington Park, Calif. Residence: Simi Valley Religion: Protestant Family: Wife, Janice Gallegly; four children Education: California State U., Los Angeles, attended 1962-63 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1986 (13th term) Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Europe & Eurasia; Western Hemisphere); Judiciary (Courts, Commercial & Administrative Law; Immigration Policy & Enforcement - Chairman)
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.