District: 6th District Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House, 1977-2013 Born: Dec. 16, 1940; Bremerton, Wash. Residence: Belfair Religion: Lutheran Family: Wife, Suzanne Dicks; two children Education: U. of Washington, B.A. 1963; U. of Washington, J.D. 1968 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1976 (18th term) Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Defense - Ranking Member)
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.