Commission application number 117 submitted by James Todd on 06/10/2020

First Name James
Middle Name/Initial M
Last Name Todd
Voter Unique Identification number 1140144530
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 65+
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Business
What is your occupation? Business owner - medical industry
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 Stephanie
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial S
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Todd
Are you applying to be the student member of the commission? No
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. Competent in analyzing large and complex data. Work as an accountant, financial analyst, and business owner has prepared me to process large amounts of information and to prioritize important determinants.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. Given what I expect to be the requirements and responsibilities of this position, I will be fair and impartial on behalf of all the constituencies that make up the City of Austin. i worked my way through college as a referee - I will be a fair arbiter!
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. Austin is a unique city, and it is undergoing tremendous demographic change. It is also a city that is expanding, both outwards and upwards. I have great-great grandfathers buried here, and my hobby of family research has given me quite a bit of knowledge of Austin's history, and how that history has evolved over the years. I came to Austin in 1971 to go to UT, and except for years in Dallas, I've been here, watching this city evolve and grow. And while I lived here in different times, the City only gets better.
Please provide your employment history. After getting two degrees at UT in the '70's, we moved back here for good in 1984. I worked in the savings and loan/mortgage banking industries, before embarking on a startup for 5 years with a Nigerian partner selling medical supplies. Since then, i have worked the past 10 years in the stem cell industry, collecting and storing stem cells for future potential transplants. My current company collects donated gestational tissue (placentas and umbilical cord blood) for medical research and biologic product development.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I will be a fair and impartial member of the Commission. I have the time and the resources to provide significant time and experience to the processes involved. I have no agenda - I will dedicate myself to working for the best interests of all the citizens of this city.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Social media
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Disclaimer Signature James M. Todd
District District 9
Does this application qualify? Yes