Commission application number 232 submitted by Joseph Cajas on 07/29/2020

First Name Joseph
Middle Name/Initial Richard
Last Name Cajas
Suffix MR
Voter Unique Identification number 1132311485
Ethnicity Hispanic or Latino
Gender Male
Age 35-44
Education Level High School Diploma or GED
What is your occupation? Small Business owner
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78703
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78703
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Maya
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial V
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Cajas
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. As a small business owner and chairman of the greater austin hispanic chamber of commerce i believe I can lend a needed perspective to the central austin landscape which I have lived in and operated a business in for the last 5 years plus.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I am open To any dialogue that helps move the city forward. In my role as an owner of a business and chairman of the board I’ve had to look at different perspectives from every angle and work with others to help bridge any conflict so that the overall betterment of the organization is the overall outcome
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. Been from San Antonio Texas and living in Austin the last 22 years I feel I have a great outlook on how diverse and open the city is. Starting a business In this divorce climate really gave me an opportunity to succeed from the get go. Austyn is made up of so many different ethnicities cultures and backgrounds and visions it really prize me to be a part of this community and I want to give back as much as I can.
Please provide your employment history. I’ve been in the automotive industry for the last 24 years starting out with Red;McCombs when he owned dealerships here and running stores for AutoNation over a ten-year span we now own an advertising agency that supports and represents the Covert Auto Group.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Social media
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Disclaimer Signature Joseph R. Cajas III
District District 10
Does this application qualify? Yes