Birthplace and date: New York City; Aug. 24, 1946.

Marital status: Married to Stan Samorajczyk.

Children: Amy Lorraine Hogan, 34.

College: BS, University of Maryland; MBA, George Washington University; JD, Georgetown University Law Center.

Pets: Portuguese water dog, Maggie.

Celebrity I most resemble: Physically, Natalie Wood (of about 30 years ago). Politically, Condoleezza Rice (I hope).

My most notable characteristic: Commitment.

I'd love to trade places for a day with: Oprah Winfrey.

Nobody knows I: Was "Miss Race Car."

Best movie I've ever seen: "Doctor Zhivago."

Best book I've ever read: "Atlas Shrugged," by Ayn Rand.

Restaurant in my district where my constituents would most likely run into me: City Dock Cafe.

My favorite restaurant outside my district: Cantler's Riverside Inn in Annapolis.

Favorite cake: Homemade pound cake.

Car I drive: A Honda hybrid.

Best car I've ever had: Datsun 280Z. It was the most fun.

Favorite president: Thomas Jefferson.

Person in history I would most like to meet: Jesus.

Most important influence in my life: Special teachers.

Most interesting place I ever visited: Khabarovsk, Siberia.

Pet peeve: Lukewarm coffee.

Impression people have of me that I would most like to change: How would I know?

Impression people have of Anne Arundel County that I would most like to change: Stereotypical characterizations of North and South County.

Barbara Samorajczyk, at home in the Annapolis Roads community near Annapolis.Her favorite place to vacation, Samorajczyk says, is on a boat on the Chesapeake Bay.Politician she most admires: Winston Churchill.Samorajczyk's all-time favorite TV show: "The Ed Sullivan Show."