Birthplace and date: Buffalo, N.Y.; Oct. 7, 1961.
Marital status: Married to Ann Marie.
Children: Amalia, 8; Susana, 6; and Rafael, 2.
College: Brown University; Harvard Law School; Kennedy School of Government.
Celebrity I most resemble: Bob Denver.
My most notable characteristic or personality trait: Balding.
Nobody knows I: Ran three Boston marathons.
Favorite quote: "A society that loses its sense of moral outrage is doomed to extinction." -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
Best movie I've ever seen: "Casablanca."
Best book I've ever read: "Common Ground," by J. Anthony Lukas.
Favorite TV show of all time: "All in the Family."
Restaurant in my district where my constituents would most likely run into me: Cubanos [Silver Spring].
My favorite restaurant outside my district: Franklins.
Birthday cake: Carrot cake.
Car I drive: Honda CRV.
Best car I've ever had: Chevy Nova.
Politician I most admire: Ted Kennedy.
Favorite president: John F. Kennedy.
Person in history I would most want to meet: Abe Lincoln.
Most important influence in my life: My parents.
Favorite place to vacation: Northern Wisconsin.
Pet peeve: Phonies.
Impression people have of me that I would most like to change: That I can't hit a curve ball.
Impression people have of Montgomery County that I would most like to change: Arrogant.
St. Petersburg, Russia. I'd love to trade places for a day with: Cal Ripken Jr.