Commission application number 149 submitted by Judith Lehman on 06/18/2020

First Name Judith
Middle Name/Initial Marie
Last Name Lehman
Voter Unique Identification number 1141007747
Ethnicity White
Gender Female
Age 65+
Education Level Associate's Degree
Major Pursued Legal
What is your occupation? Retired
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78741
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78741
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? 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. Retired tax analyst with IRS Paralegal in law office of major telephone company Paralegal in county prosecutors office and Superior Court
Please describe your ability to be impartial. Worked for Travis County Clerk as early voting clerk from 1995 to 2003. I often took ballots to shut ins in nursing homes and made sure no one tampered with them. I also assisted voters who needed extra help. I always followed my oath to respect every vote and be impartial. I also served on the ballot board. I deeply believe in the right of every eligible voter to vote, no matter how or who they choose to vote for.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I love Austin and it’s unique diversity. I live south of the river but am part of an east Austin council district, and am frustrated that my council representative ignores my area. He is only interested in East Austin north of the river.
Please provide your employment history. US Government, Treasury Dept. IRS tax return analysis General Telephone Northwest Legal Department. Drafted legal briefs, PUC filings, processed all employee garnishments, performed all legal research for 3 attorneys. Snohomish County Prosecutors Office. Prepared all filings for two felony deputy prosecutors.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. During my years of retirement, I have been a volunteer for Dell Seton Hospital, the Paramount Theater and the City of Austin at ABIA. Since the Covid shutdown, these volunteer programs are suspended and I miss my “jobs” very much. I would welcome an opportunity to help my City in this endeavor.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Flyer, Other (please describe)
How did you hear "Other" option detail The flyer was with my new library books which I was able to get with the new curbside checkout.
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Disclaimer Signature Judith Marie Lehman
District District 3
Does this application qualify? Yes