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.

Silverman, who describes himself as a lifelong Red Sox fan, shows off baseball memorabilia in his office. Someone to meet: Martin Luther King Jr. Telly Savalas plays the title role in Silverman's all-time top TV show, "Kojak."