Commission application number 160 submitted by Cory Macdonald on 06/22/2020

First Name Cory
Middle Name/Initial Daniel
Last Name Macdonald
Voter Unique Identification number 1133339675
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 35-44
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued History, M.P.Aff., J.D.
What is your occupation? Attorney
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78735
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78735
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Betsy
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial Lynn
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Macdonald
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 studied public affairs at the LBJ School. I have long been interested in government and representation issues. My legal training and my practice representing senior housing and long-term care providers gives me insight into policy issues.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I pride myself on having relationships and an ability to communicate with people of different political views and backgrounds. Legal training adds to the ability to be impartial.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I consider myself a student of Austin history, having been born and raised here. I often go to the Austin History Center and I wrote a detailed paper as an undergrad on racial segregation in Austin. I attended public schools in many different parts of Austin.
Please provide your employment history. I have been an attorney for 15 years. My first firm was Davis & Wright, followed by Richards Rodriguez & Skeith. Then, I opened my own firm, Macdonald Resnevic, PLLC, approximately three years ago.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Radio
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Disclaimer Signature Cory Macdonald
District District 8
Does this application qualify? Yes