Commission application number 144 submitted by William Blanton on 06/17/2020

First Name William
Middle Name/Initial T
Last Name Blanton
Voter Unique Identification number 1139684990
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 65+
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Anthropology (BA), Law (J.D. with honors_
What is your occupation? Retired
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78759
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78759
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Janice
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial W
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Blanton
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. Reading and understanding legislative bills and laws for over thirty years
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I would bring absolutely no bias to this important project. Being able to see both sides of an issue is a skill that was important to me in my professional life.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. The diversity of our population is one of the things that makes our city what it is.
Please provide your employment history. Austin Court of Civil Appeals (Now Court of Appeals): Briefing Attorney Legislative Counsel: Texas Legislative Council Private Practice of Law Association Executive/Counsel/ and Lobbyist (Texas Automobile Dealers Association
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Newspaper
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Disclaimer Signature William Thomas Blanton
District District 10
Does this application qualify? Yes