Commission application number 238 submitted by Richard Hatfield on 07/30/2020

First Name Richard
Middle Name/Initial G.
Last Name Hatfield
Suffix Mr.
Voter Unique Identification number 1142321082
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 65+
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Math & Statistics
What is your occupation? Retired
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78701
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78701
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Melody
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial N
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Hatfield
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. 1. Degree from OSU in Math and Statistics. 2. 5 years in USAF with 4 years as instructor in the T-38. 3. 8 years as ALPA chairman of scheduling committee for Delta Air Lines. 4. 2 years as ALPA Safety Committee Chairman for Delta Air Lines. 5. 15 years working with ALPA negotiating committee on 1 Billion contracts (Chairman 3 years). 6. 6 years on Austin Aviation Commission (Chair 2 yr) 7. 6 yr on Austin Planning Commission. 8. 15 years on Texas Workforce Investment Council (8 years on Executive Committee. 9. 6 years on Texas Rehabilitation Council. 10. 6 years on Texas Veteran's sub committee Education and Training (Chair 2 years). 11. 6 years on Texas Veteran's sub committee determining grants for non-profits. 12. 3 years on BOD for American Youth Works.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I look at issues as ways to find solutions. It is easy for me to see several sides to an issue and I listen. I have always tried to find solutions that are more fair, just and right. I believe that I am transparent which means I am not hiding anything. Decision making for me is easy as long as I have done the homework which I try to accomplish ahead of time.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. Oh boy, Austin is a very diverse city, but the solutions must make sense and be fair, just & right. When I make a decision I must be able to justify it. I am not saying I have not made wrong decisions but I have gained knowledge from my mistakes.
Please provide your employment history. USAF 5 years, 4 years as instructor Pilot for Delta Air lines 33 years ( 6 years as International pilot.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Newspaper, redistrictATX.org, From family or friend
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Disclaimer Signature Richard G. Hatfield
District District 9
Does this application qualify? Yes