Birthplace: Greenville, Miss.; Jan. 20, 1944.
Marital status: Widowed.
Carol Schwartz (R-At Large) waves to friends during the 2003 opening of the new Washington Convention Center. Schwartz calls herself passionate and says she would enjoy trading places for a day with "practically anybody."
(Frank Johnston -- The Washington Post)
Children: Stephanie, 36; Hilary, 35; and Doug, 33.
College: University of Texas.
Celebrity I most resemble: Kirstie Alley.
My most notable characteristic or personality trait: Passionate.
I'd love to trade places for a day with: Practically anybody.
Nobody knows I: Play a mean game of ping-pong.
Favorite quote: "Grow where you are planted."
Best movie I've ever seen: "To Kill a Mockingbird."
Favorite TV show of all time: "Golden Girls."
Restaurant where my constituents would most likely run into me: Spaghetti Garden in Adams Morgan.
Best car I've ever had: 1961 red and white Chevy Impala with a stick shift.
Favorite president: Abraham Lincoln.
Person in history I would most want to meet: Mahatma Gandhi.
Most important influence in my life: My older brother, John Simmons Levitt, an individual with mental retardation who passed on Aug. 18, 2004.
Impression people have of me that I would most like to change: That I have a boyfriend -- because I don't.
Impression people have of the District that I would most like to change: That our citizens are not deserving of full voting rights.