Commission application number 11 submitted by Stephen Nagle on 06/04/2020

First Name Stephen
Middle Name/Initial G.
Last Name Nagle
Suffix
Voter Unique Identification number 1139692003
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Self-Describe Detail
Age 65+
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued American Constitutional History, and Law
What is your occupation? semi-retired attorney
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78703
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78703
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Quincy
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial Adams
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Erickson
Are you applying to be the student member of the commission? No
Are you a student enrolled in a community college or university in the City of Austin?
Have you been continuously registered to vote in the City of Austin for the last five years? Yes
Have you voted in 3 of the last 5 City of Austin general elections (or corresponding runoff if applicable)? Yes
Been appointed to a state or city office? No
Been elected to a state or city office? No
Been a candidate for a state or city office? No
Served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of a political party? No
Served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of the campaign committee of a candidate for elective state, county, or city office? No
Been a registered state or local lobbyist? No
A paid employee of the City of Austin? No
A person performing paid services under a professional services contract with the City of Austin? No
A person performing paid services under a professional or personal services contract to the City Council of the City of Austin or to any individual member of the City Council of the City of Austin? No
A controlling person of a person performing paid services under a professional or personal services contract to any member of the City Council of the City of Austin? No
Contribute or bundle one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more in aggregate to candidates for City of Austin elective office? No
Please describe your relevant analytical skills. I am trained as a lawyer, and have applied those analytical skills for over forty years. I know how to work with spreadsheets, and with people.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I served as a hearing examiner for the Pharmacy Board and Medical Board, formerly the Medical Examiner's Board, before the creation of SOAH. Impartiality, and being able to set aside personal opinion, is critical to serving as a judge.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I have been a resident of Austin, with two brief lapses, since 1968. I have seen the city grow from a sleepy college town to a dynamic and booming metropolis. I have personally witnessed the changes that brought the first African American and Hispanic members of the City Council and the County Commissioner's Court, and lately have led to the gentrification of East Austin and South Austin. Although I am Anglo, in my work as a lawyer I have represented folks of widely varying ethnicities, from all over the City and from every walk of life. I love Austin.
Please provide your employment history. I have been self-employed since 1984. Before that, I worked as a lawyer in private practice for a small civil law firm, and for the Attorney General of Texas. Prior to law school, I worked for seven years as a radio disc jockey and announcer.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I have been politically involved since I came to Austin. I have served as a precinct chair, attended County and State political conventions as a Democrat. I have also served on volunteer Boards (PTA, Dance Umbrella, Zach Scott, etc.) and Commissions (most recently the Courthouse Commission) with folks who have very different political and social orientations from my own. In order to build consensus in such situations, and get things done, it is important to be able to listen, and necessary to be able to view things from the perspective of others. I enjoy doing that.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? From family or friend
How did you hear "Other" option detail
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Disclaimer Signature Stephen Nagle
District District 9
Does this application qualify? Yes