Birthplace and date: Boston; Sept. 29, 1951.
Marital status: Married to David.
Children: Matthew, 26, graduated from Yale University; Colin, 23, graduated from Tufts University; and Rebecca, 21, graduated from Skidmore College.
College: Smith College, Rutgers School of Law.
Pets: Misty, fox terrier; Mike, cat.
Celebrity I most resemble: U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
My most notable characteristic or personality trait: Sense of humor.
I'd love to trade places for a day with: Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Nobody knows I: Am at the gym by 6 most mornings.
Best book I've ever read: "American Pastoral," by Philip Roth.
All-time favorite TV show: "Seinfeld."
Restaurant in my district where my constituents would most likely run into me: BlackMarket Bistro [Garrett Park].
My favorite restaurant outside my district: Everything is in my district; I am at-large.
Birthday cake: Yellow cake with penuche topping.
Car I drive: Acura.
Best car I've ever had: My Acura.
Favorite president: John F. Kennedy.
Person in history I would most want to meet: Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Most important influence in my life: Norman Christeller, a strong housing advocate.
Favorite place to vacation: Deep Creek Lake.
Most interesting place I've ever visited: Morocco.
Pet peeve: People who run red lights.
Impression people have of me that I would most like to change: That I am too serious.
Impression people have of Montgomery County that I would most like to change: That it lacks diversity -- economic, cultural and racial.