Birthplace and date: Philadelphia; July 17, 1943.

Marital status: Married.

Children: Elisia, 27; Jennifer, 25.

Schools children attended: Public schools.

College: University of Pennsylvania.

Celebrity I most resemble: Danny DeVito.

Most notable characteristic or personality trait: Sense of humor.

Languages other than English spoken by you and your family: My daughters are fluent in Spanish, and I speak "Congress."

I'd love to trade places for a day with: Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft Corp.

Nobody knows I: was a disc jockey in high school.

Best movie I've ever seen: "Citizen Kane."

Best book I've ever read: "Reagan: A Life in Letters."

Favorite subjects in high school (why): History, because it helped me form a perspective of who I am and where I come from, and math, because I enjoyed its intrinsic logic.

My study habits as a student (describe): Nonexistent.

All-time favorite TV show: "Twilight Zone."

Restaurant in my district where parents would most likely run into me: Pho Nam, Gaithersburg.

Car I drive: 2004 Cadillac CTS.

Best car I've ever had: 1965 Porsche 356c.

Person in history I would most want to meet: Teddy Roosevelt.

Most important influence in my life: My wife.

Favorite place to vacation: San Francisco.

Most interesting place I've ever visited: Israel.

Pet peeve: Political correctness.

Impression people have of me that I would most like to change: That I am just another pretty face.

Impression people have of Montgomery County schools that I would most like to change: That our system is not as good as it used to be. The fact is that Montgomery County public schools today are better than ever!

Stephen N. Abrams, at home with his 1989 Cadillac Allante and its University of Pennsylvania- inspired vanity plates. Penn is the alma mater of Abrams and daughters Elisia and Jennifer.San Francisco rated as Abrams's "favorite place to vacation."Abrams would love to trade places for a day with Bill Gates.