The speed score winner by 6 seconds, City Council District 9 candidate Mark Clayton, who probably wouldn’t be described as a man of few words, kept it short and sweet for the lightning round. Two things that might surprise people: He’s an avid gardener, “much to my wife’s chagrin,” Clayton notes; and he worked in the endangered species program at the Saint Louis Zoo.

The “Beside One Fern” video series was produced by the Advocate in an effort to garner interest in the upcoming May 9 local election, which is kind of a big deal. Watch all of the videos here, and catch up on our 2015 election coverage here.


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