District: 33rd District Political Highlights: Calif. Assembly, 1968-74; U.S. House, 1975-present Born: Sept. 12, 1939; Los Angeles, Calif. Residence: Beverly Hills Religion: Jewish Family: Wife, Janet Waxman; two children Education: U. of California, Los Angeles, B.A. 1961; U. of California, Los Angeles, J.D. 1964 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1974 (20th term) Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Energy & Power; Environment & the Economy; Health; Oversight & Investigations)
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.