District: 4th District Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House, 2001-15 Born: March 21, 1960; Salt Lake City, Utah Residence: Salt Lake City Religion: Mormon Family: Wife, Amy Matheson; two children Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1982; U. of California, Los Angeles, M.B.A. 1987 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2000 (7th term) Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Health)
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.