Commission application number 27 submitted by Jacob Levin on 06/06/2020

First Name Jacob
Middle Name/Initial Yoni
Last Name Levin
Voter Unique Identification number 1167393170
Ethnicity Self-describe
Gender Male
Age 35-44
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Public Communication
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78704
What is your occupation? Content Manager for Marketing Systems
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78704
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? Other (please describe)
How did you hear "Other" option detail Austin SubReddit
Contribute or bundle one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more in aggregate to candidates for City of Austin elective office? No
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Please describe your relevant analytical skills. I have held communication positions with the local neighborhood government in the past. I understand the need for districts that truly represent the people of Austin. I've had a real estate license since 2011. Although I don't use it for my current work, I have spent almost 10 years studying the city. It's layout, the neighborhoods, and who lives in them.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I've lived in Austin since 2009 and spent time all over the city. I've worked dozens of jobs at all levels of pay. I also spent 8 years as a realtor. I have worked with and serviced all levels of the Austin people. I ride a bicycle, a motorcycle, take the bus, walk, and explore the city every way I can. I feel I've interacted with more people than the average person. There's no way to prove I'm impartial. My only motivation in this application is to do the right thing.
Disclaimer Signature Jacob Yoni Levin
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I appreciate seeing the city's need to redistrict. In just a few years the entire landscape of the city has changed. New hotels, residences and we all see the price of homes growing every day. Austin has always had a unique place in Texas. We have a huge population of students right next to our capitol. In the past decade technology companies have changed the landscape of the city. You can leave your home any time of day and see every kind of person in Austin. Whether they're driving to work, walking a dog or enjoying coffee at a local roaster. No one group has represented Austin since its' birth. Now is a great time to make sure everyone is represented.
Please provide your employment history. Currently, I manage creative content for my marketing clients. I manage their assets across platforms including Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Medium, ActiveRain, Reddit and YouTube. This requires a uniquely organized system, so I represent my clients properly. They trust me with their logos, pictures, designs, and video. Before marketing, I sold real estate from Dripping Springs to East Austin. I closely followed all fair housing laws including state, county and federal rules against discrimination. Many clients want to know demographic information when they buy or rent a home. I made sure that all classes stayed protected and given a fair chance for a home.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I believe that the best candidates for this job desire a map that represents the city fairly. My only reason for taking the time to fill out this application is that the work is more important to me than any personal opinion. I look forward to studying the city and the people that deserve proper representation. I've wanted to give my time back to this city for a long time. Thank you for showing me a way to do it. You are welcome to give me any follow up questions.
District District 9
Does this application qualify? Yes