Commission application number 276 submitted by Todla Hobson on 08/12/2020

First Name Todla
Middle Name/Initial B
Last Name Hobson
Suffix Ms.
Voter Unique Identification number 1174647749
Ethnicity White
Gender Female
Age 45-54
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued speech pathology
What is your occupation? Executive Recruiting
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78703
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78703
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 am an executive recruiter with strong research and writing skills. I have been wanting to get involved in local politics and think this would be a great place to start.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I am open minded and listen to all sides of an argument before I make a decision. I cast my vote for a candidate and not on party lines. I have voted for both parties and will continue to do so based on the individual running for office.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I moved to Austin in 2010 after living in London, England, for 12 years. I have enjoyed watching Austin grow and have had the opportunity to meet many people for different backgrounds from singles in their late twenties, homeless people and elderly. I am widowed and have two teenagers; a daughter and transgender son. I love diversity and welcome it.
Please provide your employment history. I have over 10 years of experience in recruiting. I did not work when my children were younger and have just recently returned to the work force now that my children are older.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I would love the opportunity to get involved and this sounds like the perfect opportunity in making Austin more my home. I love this town/city and feel this position would my way of giving back a bit to what ATX has offered me and my children.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Social media
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Disclaimer Signature Todla Hobson
District District 10
Does this application qualify? Yes