Birthplace and date: Portland, Maine; April 25, 1954.
Marital status: Married to Stefanie.
Children: A son, Jordan, 12.
College: American University; George Washington University Law School.
Pet: Max, beagle (answers to "Biscuit").
Celebrity I most resemble: Richard Dreyfuss.
My most notable characteristic or personality trait: Lifelong Red Sox fanatic.
I'd love to trade places for a day with: Terry Francona, manager, Boston Red Sox.
Nobody knows I: Wish I lived in our county's Agricultural Reserve.
Favorite quote: "The person who says it can't be done shouldn't get in the way of the person who's doing it." -- Anonymous.
Best movie I've ever seen: "Casablanca."
Best book I've ever read: "Without Feathers," by Woody Allen.
All-time favorite TV show: "Kojak."
Restaurant in my district where my constituents would most likely run into me: Vicino in Silver Spring.
My favorite restaurant outside my district: Addie's [Rockville]. Birthday cake: Chocolate.
Car I drive: 1998 Ford Taurus (with 120,000 miles).
Best car I've ever had: Toyota Celica convertible.
Politician I most admire: Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Favorite president: Teddy Roosevelt.
Person in history I would most want to meet: Martin Luther King Jr.
Most important influence in my life: Cliff Wing, elementary school principal.
Favorite place to vacation: Charleston, S.C.
Most interesting place I've ever visited: Canadian Rockies.
Pet peeve: Long speeches at events.
Impression people have of me that I would most like to change: Can't hit the inside curve ball.
Impression people have of Montgomery County that I would most like to change: Land of brie and Chablis.