Commission application number 153 submitted by Stephen Sather on 06/20/2020

First Name Stephen
Middle Name/Initial W
Last Name Sather
Voter Unique Identification number 1139956834
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 55-64
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Law
What is your occupation? Attorney
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78749
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78749
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Valeska
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial T
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Sather
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. I am a longtime resident of Austin and have knowledge of neighborhoods within the city. I am good at analyzing data.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I am a strong believer in good government and transparency. I am able to put aside my own personal preferences for the good of the city.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I lived in SE Austin from 1983-86 and in SW Austin since then. I have worked downtown and in Northwest hills. As a soccer coach, I took my teams to play in various locations around Travis County. In short, I have experienced Austin.
Please provide your employment history. I have been a practicing attorney in Austin since 1986. I have been with my current employer, Barron & Newburger, P.C. since 2003. I am a business bankruptcy lawyer which means that I assist businesses in trying to reorganize and help their owners move on if the reorganization fails. My job requires me to analyze financial data and attempt to find solutions.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. As a resident of SW Austin, I was thrilled when we adopted single member districts because it meant that I would finally have a say in electing a member of the Austin City Council. I have watched the council go from a good old boys (or girls) club to one which is more representative of our city. I want to ensure that all citizens can feel like they are a fair shot at electing a representative to speak for their interests.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Radio
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Disclaimer Signature Stephen W Sather
District District 8
Does this application qualify? Yes