Birthplace and date: Green Ridge, N.J.; Nov. 28, 1949.

Marital status: Married to Cathy Reilly.

Children: Rachel, 30; Richard, 28; Rebecca, 23; Regina, 18.

College: Iona College, New York.

Celebrity I most resemble: Actor Edward Herrmann.

Pets: Buddy the beagle.

My most notable characteristic or personality trait: Height [Reilly is 6 feet 6 inches tall].

I'd love to trade places for a day with: My granddaughter.

Nobody knows I: Collect coins.

Best movie I've ever seen: "Saving Private Ryan."

Best book I've ever read: "How to Win Friends & Influence People," by Dale Carnegie.

Favorite TV show of all time: "Hill Street Blues."

Restaurant in my district where my constituents would most likely run into me: Killarney House in Davidsonville.

My favorite restaurant outside my district: Kaufmann's Tavern in Gambrills.

Car I drive: Buick LeSabre.

Best car I've ever had: Buick Park Avenue.

Politician I most admire: Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.

Favorite president: Ronald Reagan.

Person in history I would most want to meet: Jesus Christ.

Most important influence in my life: My wife, Cathy.

Most interesting place I ever visited: Ireland.

Pet peeve: Narrow-minded people.

Impression people have of Anne Arundel County that I would most like to change: That we have overcrowded schools.

"Big Ed" Reilly makes his home in Crofton.Reilly's favorite vacation spot: North Carolina's

Outer Banks."Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!" is unquestionably Reilly's cake of choice.