Political Highlights: mayor of Gillette, 1975-83; Wyo. House, 1987-91; Wyo. Senate, 1991-96; U.S. Senate, 1997-present Born: Feb. 1, 1944; Bremerton, Wash. Residence: Gillette Religion: Presbyterian Family: Wife, Diana Enzi; three children Education: George Washington U., B.A. 1966; U. of Denver, M.S. 1968 Military Service: Wyoming Air National Guard, 1967-73 Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (3rd term) Committee Assignments: Budget; Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; Health Care; Taxation & IRS Oversight - Ranking Member); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families - Ranking Member; Primary Health & Aging); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Efficiency of Federal Programs; Emergency Management & District of Columbia; Financial & Contracting Oversight); Small Business & Entrepreneurship
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.