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Can you briefly tell us about your professional background? BERMAN: I am an attorney. I practiced commercial litigation and then went in-house for a bank. I went back to school and got a masters in estate planning and practiced in that area for several years before running for office. What inspired you to run for office? BERMAN: I have always been a political junkie and policy wonk. When my youngest child was graduating from high school everything fell into place with an open seat and I decided to run. What is your favorite travel location? BERMAN: South Africa. The cities are fascinating and the safaris are astounding. What are you currently reading? BERMAN: Boca Grande, FL. Grill master or reservations BERMAN: Little Fires Everywhere . What are your hobbies or interests outside of work? BERMAN: Tennis, reading, travel, and skiing What is your favorite book? BERMAN: Gone with the Wind. What is the secret to your success? BERMAN: Always doing my homework and striving to form relationships. What would be your dream vacation? BERMAN: Antarctica. What is the one thing about you no one would guess? BERMAN: I have been a Miami dolphin season ticket holder since 1970. What is your favorite college or pro team? BERMAN: Sadly, still routing for the Dolphins. What was the first car you drove? BERMAN: Firebird. VIEW THANK YOU LETTER • • •