Birthplace and date: Cleveland; Nov. 8, 1952.
Marital status: Married.
Pet peeve: weak coffee.
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.