Commission application number 259 submitted by Archie McAlonen on 08/04/2020

First Name Archie
Last Name McAlonen
Voter Unique Identification number 2157441564
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 25-34
Education Level Some College
Major Pursued Exercise and Sports Science
What is your occupation? Sports Coach
Submitted Address
City austin
State TX
Zip 78741
Verified Address
City austin
State TX
Zip 78741
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? No
Are you applying to be the student member of the commission? Yes
Are you a student enrolled in a community college or university in the City of Austin? 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 former coach and bartender, my analytical skills include active listening, strong verbal communication, and interpersonal skills.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I believe that there are always three sides to an issue, you have both extreme sides and then you have the truth somewhere in the middle.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I love how diverse the City of Austin is! I grew up in Florida, but also lived in Oakland, CA and Flagstaff, Arizona before coming to Austin. I have seen extreme levels of poverty and wealth, as well as, conservative and liberal views. I have lived in small small rural places and large urban ones. Austin is beautiful for being such a melting pot of people and culture.
Please provide your employment history. I am not a business man. I am not a politician. I am an average citizen. I believe my background as a coach helped me develop interpersonal skills to make real human connections. I believe my empathy for others will help me make the right decisions on the Commission.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Other (please describe)
How did you hear "Other" option detail Texas Government Course at Austin Community College
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Disclaimer Signature Archie McAlonen
District District 3
Does this application qualify? Yes