Birthplace and date: Long Island, N.Y.; Aug. 13, 1964.
Marital status: Married to Mark Muckelbauer.
Children: Mark Jr., 8.
College: BA, government and politics, University of Maryland, College Park.
Celebrity I most resemble: Sorry, I'm drawing a blank.
My most notable characteristic or personality trait: Perseverance ("stick-to-it-ness").
I'd love to trade places for a day with: The president.
Nobody knows I: Bite my fingernails.
Best book I've ever read: "The Greatest Generation," by Tom Brokaw.
Favorite TV show of all time: "Law & Order."
Restaurant in my district where my constituents would most likely run into me: Atlanta Bread Company.
My favorite restaurant outside my district: Aldo's Italian Restaurant in Baltimore.
Car I drive: Dodge Stratus.
Best car I've ever had: A candy-apple red Nissan Sentra.
Politician I most admire: Rudy Giuliani.
Favorite president: Ronald Reagan.
Most important influence in my life: My paternal grandmother.
Favorite place to vacation: On a boat in the Chesapeake Bay.
Most interesting place I ever visited: Ground Zero.
Pet peeve: People who are all talk and no action.
Impression people have of me that I would most like to change: That I never relax.
Impression people have of Anne Arundel County that I would most like to change: They can't afford to live here.