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10 questions you’ve never asked your congressman (but we did)

Posted on September 6th, 2014

Source: GulfcoastNewsToday

Editors of Gulf Coast Newspapers sat down with Congressman Bradley Byrne last week to discuss topics and issues our state is currently facing. We decided to have some fun and include him in our “10 questions” series.

1. What’s your favorite flavor ice cream?

Homemade vanilla

2. What’s your biggest accomplishment since you have been elected to congress?

Our biggest accomplishment is getting the ball moving on changing the red snapper rules.

3. What movies could you watch over and over and still love?


4. Have you ever run out of gas? Where?

Yes, Durham, North Carolina in 1974. We had a gas crisis and there was rationing going on. I was waiting in line and the car ran out of gas.

5. If you could go to dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? Why?

I’d love to have dinner with Jesus. He’s the son of God and I think he’d be a fascinating dinner companion.

6. What was the last gift you gave someone?

I gave my wife, Rebecca, a spa treatment at the Grand Hotel because I didn’t have enough imagination to figure out what to get her.

7. Have you met anyone famous? Who?

I’ve met a number of famous people. When I was in college, I met Robert Penn Warren, an incredibly gracious man. He couldn’t have been nice to me. For someone that high up to treat me with respect was amazing.

8. What do you consider the most important appliance in your home?

The refrigerator because all the important stuff is in there.

9. Do you have a bucket list? What are some things on it?

No, I don’t have one though there are some things I would like to do. Next summer, I’m going to spend some time in Jerusalem.

10. Where did you grow up/go to high school?

Mobile; University Military School (now UMS Wright)

11. BONUS QUESTION: What is one question I didn’t ask you that you wished I would have asked you? (and the answer)

Why do I live here?

My family has been here since the 1780s so it’s easy to think we just keep living here. We choose to live in Baldwin County. We’ve lived for a number of years in Mobile, but here the people and the lifestyle suit us.