Commission application number 269 submitted by Eric McDaniel on 08/11/2020

First Name Eric
Middle Name/Initial L
Last Name McDaniel
Voter Unique Identification number 1131286222
Ethnicity Black or African American
Gender Male
Age 35-44
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Political Science
What is your occupation? Academic
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78727
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78727
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Rashay
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial N
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name McDaniel
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. Data analysis
Please describe your ability to be impartial. As an academic, I understand how biases can lead to bad decisions. Further, my concern with drawing these districts would be to increase equity, but at the same time maintaining traditional communities.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. Austin is a city facing a great deal of change. As a southern city it has its history of racism and segregation. Even though it has worked to overcome this, the legacy persists in housing location. Further the economic growth of the city has created advantages and disadvantages for the community as a whole.
Please provide your employment history. University of Texas 2003-present
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Social media
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Disclaimer Signature Eric L McDaniel
District District 7
Does this application qualify? Yes