Birthplace and date: Baltimore; July 21, 1951.

Marital status: Married to Len Beidle.

Children: Nick, 27; Nate, 22; Lyndsey, 21.

College: Towson University.

Pets: Golden retriever, Brandy.

Celebrity I most resemble: Some say actress Courtney Cox Arquette.

My most notable characteristic or personality trait: Confidence.

I'd love to trade places for a day with: U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Nobody knows I: Wanted to go to medical school.

Favorite quote: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has," attributed to Margaret Mead.

Best movie I've ever seen: "Big."

Best book I've ever read: "A Prayer for Owen Meany," by John Irving.

Restaurant in my district where my constituents would most likely run into me: Linthicum Luncheteria.

My favorite restaurant outside my district: Lautrec at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania or PAZO in Baltimore.

Favorite cake: Ms. Wanda's hot milk cake with buttercream frosting.

Car I drive: 2001 Toyota Solara Convertible.

Best car I've ever had: 1994 BMW 325Ci convertible.

Politician I most admire: Legendary longtime Maryland comptroller Louis L. Goldstein.

Person in history I would most want to meet: John F. Kennedy.

Most important influence in my life: My mother.

Favorite place to vacation: Bar Harbor, Maine.

Most interesting place I ever visited: Munich, Germany.

Pet peeve: People who wait in a long line at the grocery store and then do not have their money or choice of payment ready.

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

Impression people have of Anne Arundel County that I would most like to change: That our property taxes are high, when they are really one of the lowest in Maryland.

Pamela Beidle and her husband, Len, host their nieces Kassie, 3, and Karlie, 23 months, poolside at their home in Linthicum. Their nieces are also their next-door neighbors.Beidle's favorite president:

Jimmy Carter.Her favorite TV show of all time: "Friends."