Commission application number 258 submitted by Casey Hunt on 08/04/2020

First Name Casey
Last Name Hunt
Voter Unique Identification number 1186299230
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 35-44
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued English
What is your occupation? Web Developer
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78750
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78750
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. Being a software developer requires a high level of logical, analytical, data-based problem solving. Additionally, I am a hobbyist woodworker which also requires creative thinking and analysis on the fly in order to solve problems.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I believe strictly in a policy of human voices over square miles. It is an easy matter to be impartial when operating on this principle- one needn't partiality when operating on a principle of districting equitably according to population rather than per square mile.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. Austin has a long recorded history of arranging the city geography and the districts within it to disproportionately benefit the white population at the expense of any non-white residents. It is high time we begin to dismantle these racist based policies, redistrict according to voice rather than square mileage or ethnicity.
Please provide your employment history. As a software developer professionally, and hobbyist personally, I regularly deal with complex problems involving mathematics and logic. I excel at maintaining a large amount of information in my head and distilling clever solutions as a result.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. Given the political climate and the subsequent calls to action from the population, it is important that now, more than ever, the commission is equitable and represents all Austin residents in good faith. The age of gerrymandered districts is over and the selection of this commission should do it's very best to ensure that this racist policy is not continued.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Web advertisement
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Disclaimer Signature Casey Hunt
District District 6
Does this application qualify? Yes