While surfing Xbox Live this morning, GP noticed that the Inside Xbox section has posted a "Gamer Spotlight" on a user named borocouncilman. From the spotlight description:
He’s an Xbox gamer and an elected official in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. He’s also got a wife, two daughters, and a baby boy on the way.
And then, in one of those "small world" moments, I realized that borocouncilman is an elected official in my home town. How cool is that?
Borocouncilman’s real name is Det Ansinn and he’s actually the Borough Council President here in Doylestown. While I knew the name, I had no idea Ansinn was a gamer. His XBL chops are impressive, but his real-world bio is even more so:
[Ansinn] founded a successful technology company that has created and supported well-paying local jobs. On borough council, Mr. Ansinn chairs the Streets committee and serves on the Finance and Public Safety committees. In addition to his role as councilman, he is also actively engaged in the community and serves on the board of the Bucks County Free Library.
With so many anti-game politicians out there, it’s great to find one who is not only tolerant of gamers, but actually is one.
So what does borocouncilman play? His profile lists a number of games, including Halo 3, Gears of War, Mass Effect, COD4, Crackdown, Burnout Paradise, Fight Night 3, Fusion Frenzy 2, Bioshock, Kameo, King Kong and TMNT…
UPDATE: TriXie from XBL has a detailed interview with borocouncilman.