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Phil Mendelson

Thursday, January 6, 2005; Page DZ14

Birthplace and date: Cleveland; Nov. 8, 1952.

Marital status: Married.

Pet peeve: weak coffee.

_____D.C. Council, In Private_____
What do city officials do, and where do they go, when they're not on duty? Their answers can be surprising.
Anthony A. Williams, Mayor
Linda W. Cropp, Council Chair
Jack Evans, Ward 2
Carol Schwartz, At-Large
David A. Catania, At-Large
Phil Mendelson, At-Large
Kwame R. Brown, At-Large
Jim Graham, Ward 1
Kathy Patterson, Ward 3
Adrian M. Fenty, Ward 4
Vincent B. Orange Sr., Ward 5
Sharon Ambrose, Ward 6
Vincent C. Gray, Ward 7
Marion Barry, Ward 8

Children: Adelaide, 4.

College: American University.

My most notable characteristic or personality trait: Work too much.

I'd love to trade places for a day with: A post office manager.

Nobody knows I: Like to cook, especially breakfast.

Best movie I've ever seen: "Take the Money and Run."

Best book I've ever read: "Stillness at Appomattox" by Bruce Catton.

Favorite TV show of all time: "The Fugitive."

Car I drive: 1998 Mercury Mystique.

Best car I've ever had: 1974 Honda Civic -- which would fit easily in council member Fenty's SUV.

Favorite president: Abraham Lincoln.

Person in history I would most want to meet: Thomas Jefferson.

Favorite place to vacation: Cacapon Resort State Park in Berkeley Springs, W. Va.

Most interesting place I ever visited: Grand Canyon.

Impression people have of me that I would most like to change: That I don't have a sense of humor.

Impression people have of the District that I would most like to change: That the District has home rule.

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