Commission application number 267 submitted by Abigail Clarke on 08/10/2020

First Name Abigail
Middle Name/Initial D
Last Name Clarke
Voter Unique Identification number 1149758652
Ethnicity White
Gender Female
Age 35-44
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Mechanical Engineering
What is your occupation? Yoga Teacher
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78731
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78731
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
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. I took many analytical based classes during my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon. I also took some graduate classes and did some research at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Because of my background, I approach all issues through that lens. I first gather relevant information, then choose which method will be best. Sometimes a second method is necessary to check the first.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I seek to help Austin make the best possible boundaries while factoring in geography, population, and the longevity of these decisions. In my view these decisions need to be best for the city and all of the residents within. I have no conflict of interest, and will come to this task without bias.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. Since moving to Austin in 2005 I have watched Austin grow with curiosity. I've also enjoyed investigating the history of the neighborhoods and how they were formed and at what time.
Please provide your employment history. Yoga Teacher 2013-2020
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I have also gained skills through my volunteer work with Girl Scouts, BSA, Junior League of Austin, PTA. I have worked collaboratively and chaired committees.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Social media
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Disclaimer Signature Abigail Clarke
District District 10
Does this application qualify? Yes