District: 8th District Political Highlights: Alexandria City Council, 1979-84; mayor of Alexandria, 1985-90; U.S. House, 1991-present Born: May 16, 1945; Buffalo, N.Y. Residence: Arlington Religion: Roman Catholic Family: Divorced; four children Education: College of the Holy Cross, B.A. 1967; City U. of New York, Bernard M. Baruch School of Finance, attended 1967-68; U. of Pittsburgh, M.P.A. 1970 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1990 (12th term) Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Defense; Interior-Environment - Ranking Member; Legislative Branch)
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.