Commission application number 22 submitted by Robert Stidman on 06/06/2020

First Name Robert
Middle Name/Initial E
Last Name Stidman
Suffix MC
Voter Unique Identification number 1188271752
Ethnicity White
Gender Self-describe
Self Describe Detail I am a tertiary inter-sexual.
Age 35-44
Education Level High School Diploma or GED
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78704
What is your occupation? IT Consultant
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78704
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
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Other (please describe)
How did you hear "Other" option detail I had this really strange dream that you all were holding a meeting at this restaurant I used to work at in high school. There was a big banner with your URL so I looked it up when I awoke.
Contribute or bundle one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more in aggregate to candidates for City of Austin elective office? No
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Please describe your relevant analytical skills. First off, let's just say I analyzed this application and determined it to be complete bullshit. You cannot deny that I am offering a solid analysis on that point. Second, I'll analyze fucking circles around all comers. Just try me.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I'm impartial like Solomon - give me a baby and I will cut it in half immediately. I believe in the abolition of political parties, as well. George Washington warned us explicitly to avoid that drama.
Disclaimer Signature Robert E Stidman
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I would love those things if they actually existed. Austin is just a facade and that facade represents how the average influential Austinite wants to world to view the city. In reality, minorities of all kinds face the same discrimination and hostility from authorities here that they would in most other cities. The average influential Austinite, by the way, is whiter than I am, and I often mistake myself for a solid coating of eggshell paint. So, that is pretty white, my friends.
Please provide your employment history. I've done every stupid and not-so-stupid job you can think of, but "my analysis" is that this question is prejudicial, discriminatory, and not relevant, so I will not explain myself to you. I put my pants on using the same methodology as anyone else you will put on the panel, unless they happen to be individuals without legs.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. The Commission seems like it's just a blank check for the politics of rich white people, so may be it could use a dude who isn't rich and could give a fuck, frankly, about making money for purposes beyond basic survival and entertainment. I would be a reliable vote in favor of people without a strict profit motive. Making money is fine - exploiting people to do so is 13th Century nonsense. There's enough for us all.
District District 5
Does this application qualify? Yes