Commission application number 224 submitted by Kerry Chipman on 07/24/2020

First Name Kerry
Middle Name/Initial Richard
Last Name Chipman
Voter Unique Identification number 1140627422
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 55-64
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Software Architecture
What is your occupation? Retired
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78744
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78744
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. Having years as a software analyst and programmer I have a lot of analytical skill and enjoy analyzing.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I am what some people call color blind in that I don't let race, sex, age or other factors be part of decisions. I have many friends of varied characteristics.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. In the past I've rented out a room to a black person. I biked in the hill country ride for aids in 2010. Some of my favorite geography includes twin falls, mckinney falls, mt bonnell. I've been in south austin for the past 5 years. My partner has been in south austin for over 10 years. I've been an austin resident for over 25 years, counting a few years in pflugerville.
Please provide your employment history. USAF from 1981 to 1987. Went to ACC in the early 90s. Dell computers from 1993 to 2014. Finished my BS while at Dell. We are big supporters of local events such as eeyore's birthday, the kite festival, trail of lights... and local businesses like Threadgills (sad to see them go), House Wine, The grove, Shady grove...
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. We love Austin.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Television, Mail, Social media, redistrictATX.org, From family or friend
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Disclaimer Signature Kerry Chipman
District District 2
Does this application qualify? Yes