Born: Feb. 27, 1944, in Pine Bluff, Ark.

Married to Willie L. Hudgins Jr. Children: Mike and Tony.

College: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, George Mason University.

Celebrity I most resemble: D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D); so others say.

My most notable characteristic or personality trait: Love talking and being with people.

Nobody knows I: Enjoy singing, what my husband calls "loud noise."

Best movie I've ever seen: "Gandhi."

Best book I've ever read: "Invisible Man," by Ralph Ellison.

Favorite TV show of all time: "The West Wing."

Restaurant in my district where my constituents would most likely run into me: Jasmine Cafe, Reston.

My favorite restaurant outside my district: L'Auberge Chez Francois (that I miss going to).

Favorite birthday cake: German chocolate.

Car I drive: Toyota Camry.

Best car I've ever had: 1978 Volvo.

Favorite president: Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) and Lyndon B. Johnson (D).

Person in history I would most like to meet: Mary McLeod Bethune.

Most important influence in my life: Mom and Dad.

Most interesting place I ever visited: Spain.

Pet peeve: Intolerance.

Impression people have of me that I would most like to change: My quietness is sometimes misunderstood.

Impression people have of Fairfax County that I would most like to change: We are bedroom communities full of affluent, uncaring people.

Hudgins during a 2003 campaign stop.

Politician I most admire: Former U.S. representative Barbara Jordan (D-Tex.).

Favorite place to vacation: The beach, anywhere.