This is something I forgot to mention when it came several months ago. My home state senator is Mark Udall—the Udalls are kind of like the Kennedys of the Southwest. He has two cousins in the Senate.
I've actually met the guy, and my parents are fairly good friends with his brother Randy (I went down Grand Canyon with his family once), as well as his cousin Brad. Mark reminded me a little bit of the Reed College president Colin Diver. One of the better senators, though that's not saying much. Good on him for dropping me a line.