Commission application number 24 submitted by Christopher Harte on 06/06/2020

First Name Christopher
Middle Name/Initial M
Last Name Harte
Voter Unique Identification number 1024044356
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 65+
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued political science
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78701
What is your occupation? businessman
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78701
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? Newspaper, Austintexas.gov, redistrictATX.org, From family or friend
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. UT MBA McKinsey consultant senior leadership position in multiple organizations requiring constant analytical work extensive use of Excel and other analytical software
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I have not registered in the Democratic Party or the Republican Party in well over a decade. I vote in both Democratic and Republican parties depending on which has the more consequential contested elections. I have served in many business and non-profit organizations' leadership in positions that required balance and impartiality
Disclaimer Signature Christopher M. Harte
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I have lived in several parts of Austin: Riverside Drive, West Austin, Downtown. In my work and civic activities I have worked with people of most races and ethnicities. I have hired many women, blacks and Hispanic Americans in my professional career. I have been active in Austin schools, ACC, civic groups, environmental groups, and many more, all with diverse boards and staff.
Please provide your employment history. McKinsey & Co., Dallas, consultant Advertising and Marketing manager, Austin American Statesman Publisher Management Development Program, Knight-Ridder, Miami Herald President and Publisher, Centre Daily Times, State College, PA President and Publisher, Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH President and Publisher, Portland Press Herald, Portland, ME President and Publisher, Minneapolis Star Tribune In my McKinsey work I was constantly analyzing problems, most of them involving large amounts of data, and coming up with solutions for my colleagues and clients. As a newspaper publisher for many years in different parts of the country I had to balance many competing community needs, as an employer, as the chairman of the editorial board, as the person the editor reported to, and in how the paper worked with local governments and local communities. Being fair, impartial, non partisan and working hard were essential to being a good, successful publisher. and
District District 9
Does this application qualify? Yes