Anyone else wonder how Chris Zimmerman financially manages to do what he does? He has 3 kids, hasn't worked since 1998, and his wife, Mary Beth, has been employed aa a mid-level NASA policy analyst since 2004. She formerly worked as a policy analyst specializing in alternative energy and renewable at the DOE. it appears that none of her DOE papers about alternative energy and renewable energy was ever considered by the Arlington County Board. It wasn't until late 2007 that the the County Board began getting serious about energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings.