City Council District 9 candidate Darren Boruff was quick on his feet with hyperlocal answers to a couple of our questions — something people might find surprising about him, and the greatest athlete in the history of Dallas sports (not a baseball player, which you might assume if you watched his Q&A video). Boruff and opponent Christopher Jackson have in common their “most famous person you’ve ever met,” and though his 2:02 time wasn’t bad, it gave Boruff third place in our lightning round speed score (likely because he spent so much time laughing about his spirit animal).

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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