Commission application number 132 submitted by Matthew Rinker on 06/13/2020

First Name Matthew
Middle Name/Initial Steven
Last Name Rinker
Voter Unique Identification number 2136299946
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 35-44
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Communications and English
What is your occupation? Regional Director
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78748
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78748
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? No
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? No
Have you voted in 3 of the last 5 City of Austin general elections (or corresponding runoff if applicable)? No
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. Through my work in operations for multi family and student housing, I continually have to analyze data and focus on trends to determine best outcomes for my Company.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I routinely have to be impartial in my line of work in determining if scenarios follow our policies and lease agreements without considering emotion or personal situations. As a Board Member of my HOA, I routinely have to decide on matters that affect my neighbors and friends as well as myself without regard to how it affects me and those I care about.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. The neighborhoods of Austin are unique each with their own personality and needs. The residents of north Austin have different viewpoints than those of South Austin and the needs of each area differ from the next.
Please provide your employment history. My entire adult life I have worked in the real Estate industry predominantly in the multi-family housing industry. From on-site operations to corporate support I have served in various positions throughout my career. These experiences, coupled with my own home ownership, give me perspective on what Austin residents need and give the ability to shape our city’s districts impartially.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. As a newer resident of Austin, I am not engrained into the status quo and have no loyalties to a political representative.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Other (please describe)
How did you hear "Other" option detail Councilwoman Alters newsletter
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Disclaimer Signature Matt Rinker
District District 5
Does this application qualify? No