By The Hill Staff - 07/27/11 04:00 AM EDT
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
Political party: Republican
Relationship status: In a relationship
Christine Martin is a die-hard sports fan. In fact, she remembers more football and basketball statistics than most guys, she says.
“I can pretty much out-coach boys,” Martin says. “They stare at me and can’t believe that it comes out of my mouth when I list off all the teams’ stats and who’s who.”
But Martin says she doesn’t talk too much trash to her boyfriend, whom she met at FSU, even though her true loyalty is to the University of Florida.
Martin says she can be a “girly-girl,” too, as she has fun going shopping and putting on makeup.
“Some people hate makeup, but I just happen to like it,” she says. “I think it’s fun. I learned as I got older and found what I liked and went with it. Presentation’s not everything, but it definitely helps.”
Though she’s lived in Washington for only six months, Martin already is baking her way into the hearts of her colleagues on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, where she was hired as counsel earlier this summer.
“I made some pretty amazing key lime cupcakes recently,” she says.
Martin first came to Washington right out of law school after landing a job in the National Republican Congressional Committee’s legal department.
Though she says she has a lot of exploring left to do in this new city, she knows where she’ll be for at least one day every weekend this fall.
“Football season’s coming up, so I will obviously be in front of the TV every Sunday,” she says.