Birthplace and date: Annapolis; Feb. 18, 1944.
Marital status: Married to David Sheehan.
Children: Brendan, 24, and Christopher, 27.
College: BA, George Washington University; master's degree in education administration, University of Massachusetts.
Celebrity I most resemble: Margaret Thatcher.
Pets: Karma (dog).
My most notable characteristic or personality trait: My hair.
I'd love to trade places for a day with: No one.
Nobody knows I: Am shy.
Best book I've ever read: "Crime and Punishment," by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Favorite TV show of all time: "Lassie."
Restaurant in my district where my constituents would most likely run into me: Rams Head.
My favorite restaurant outside my district: Grace's Fortune in Bowie.
Car I drive: Crown Victoria.
Best car I've ever had: Volkswagen Fastback.
Favorite president: George Washington.
Most important influence in my life: My family.
Favorite place to vacation: Maine.
Most interesting place I have ever visited: Too many to list.
Pet peeve: Dishonesty.
Impression people have of me that I would most like to change: That I am a nice lady only because I'm a politician.
Impression people have of Anne Arundel County that I would most like to change: That we are unsophisticated.