Political Highlights: San Francisco Board of Supervisors, 1970-78; candidate for mayor of San Francisco, 1971; candidate for mayor of San Francisco, 1975; mayor of San Francisco, 1978-88; Democratic nominee for governor, 1990; U.S. Senate, 1992-present Born: June 22, 1933; San Francisco, Calif. Residence: San Francisco Religion: Jewish Family: Husband, Richard Blum; one child, three stepchildren Education: Stanford U., A.B. 1955 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (4th full term) Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Commerce-Justice-Science; Defense; Energy-Water - Chairwoman; Interior-Environment; Transportation-HUD); Judiciary (Crime & Terrorism; Immigration, Refugees & Border Security; Privacy, Technology & the Law); Rules & Administration; Select Intelligence
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.