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)
_____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: 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.