Commission application number 169 submitted by Richard Lampert on 06/26/2020

First Name Richard
Middle Name/Initial M
Last Name Lampert
Voter Unique Identification number 1140083286
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 55-64
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Special Education
What is your occupation? Educator
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78731
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78731
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
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 have been both an owner of a successful technology business and a special educator in a 40 year career. Through tackling the challenges that both of these roles present, I have acquired the skills needed to analyze the needs of customers and students and implement measured strategies. I also like numbers.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I think it is important that all citizens of Austin be fairly represented. I have lived through the most recent state and federal re-districting drawn lines and know what it feels like to be a pawn for political and personal gain. It doesn't feel good.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I have lived in Austin for 36 years. Been to most nook and crannies of this city. Many times children who grow up here (as mine have) and move to a different city quickly ask themselves : "Where is" (the equivalent of) Barton Springs Deep Eddy 6th Street Live Music The Hike and Bike Trail The Lake The University The Weird - too bad Leslie is gone, and we don't see much of Crazy Carl Hickerson anymore The list goes on and on. Hard to find anywhere else that can duplicate that list.
Please provide your employment history. I have always been involved with the education of blind and visually impaired children and adults since 1982. First as an Orientation and Mobility instructor (O&M, cane travel), Assistive Technology business owner, and Technology Teacher. I can verbalize clear instruction and analyze how to reach a desired goal. 1982 - 1984 -Texas Lions Camp , O&M 1984 - 1985 - Texas Commission for the Blind, O&M 1985 - 1989 - Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, O&M 1989 - 2005 - Lampert and Company Inc. Assistive Technology distribution and training. 2009 - Present - Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, High School technology teacher.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. The Redistricting Commission is a good fit for my skills and a way for me to serve this community that I love and call home.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Radio, Television, Newspaper
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Disclaimer Signature Richard Morton Lampert
District District 10
Does this application qualify? Yes