Birthplace and date: Newark; June 6, 1949.

Marital status: Separated.

Children: Jessica Elyse, 28, and Allison Beth, 25.

College: George Washington University; American University's Washington College of Law.

Pets: James Madison and Dolly Madison, cats.

Celebrity I most resemble: George "Spanky" McFarland [of "The Little Rascals"].

My most notable characteristic or personality trait: My exuberance.

I'd love to trade places for a day with: A public safety worker.

Nobody knows I: Have a compost pile in my back yard.

Favorite quote: "Never give in -- never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." -- Sir Winston Churchill, 1941 speech at Harrow School.

Best movie I've ever seen: "The Longest Day."

Best book I've ever read: "Profiles in Courage" by John F. Kennedy.

All-time favorite TV show: "The Little Rascals."

Restaurant in my district where my constituents would most likely run into me: The Flaming Pit [Gaithersburg].

My favorite restaurant outside my district: Sabatino's.

Birthday cake: Chocolate ice cream cake.

Car I drive: Toyota Camry.

Best car I've ever had: Toyota Camry.

Politician I most admire: The late senator Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson of Washington state.

Favorite president: It's a tie between Abraham Lincoln and Harry S. Truman.

Person in history I would most want to meet: Winston Churchill.

Most important influence in my life: My maternal grandparents.

Favorite place to vacation: Caribbean islands.

Most interesting place I've ever visited: Colombia, South America.

Pet peeve: Intolerance for others.

Impression people have of me that I would most like to change: That I am intemperate.

Impression people have of Montgomery County that I would most like to change: That it's a land of milk and honey.

Subin looks over tomato plants that he has been growing in a garden next to his Gaithersburg home. It is little known, he says, that he has a compost pile in his back yard.Subin admires Britain's Winston Churchill. Subin loves the Caribbean, whose charms include the lush island of Dominica.