Commission application number 284 submitted by Craig Campbell on 08/13/2020

First Name Craig
Middle Name/Initial Hudson
Last Name Campbell
Voter Unique Identification number 1139581838
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 65+
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Human Resource Development
What is your occupation? Retired
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78739
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78739
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Helen
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial Julie
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Campbell
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 have learned to withhold judgment until all sides of a situation have been explored. The most important step is to correctly define the problem and not symptoms. This requires the asking of questions and looking deeper into situations. One must look at all the evidence including that which does not support your biases. Confirmatory bias exists in us all of which we must recognize and overcome. I have used statistics for my Ph.D. and work.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I have raised five children three boys and two girls impartially. I have had to grade the work of college students work impartially. I have had to assess and treat inmates impartially independently of their alleged crimes.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I moved here in December 1976 and was thrilled by the panorama of cultural groups and the Hill Country. I have remained appreciative of the cultural diversity between groups, and the diversity of individuals within groups. I was raised in Oklahoma and learned the distinctions between many Indian tribes. I have studied and traveled in the Middle East and China to learn about cultural, ethnic conflicts, and the residues of colonialism.
Please provide your employment history. I worked for three years for the State of Oklahoma as a counselor to prison inmates. I worked as the Director of Corrections for the Travis County Sheriff's Office for six years. I worked for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement the licensing agency for Texas police officers for over 20 years. I taught Public Safety and Criminal Justice for St. Edward's University for 14 years.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I have four college degrees which just indicates my persistence and curiosity. My degrees are in BA in history, MA in human relations, MS Sociology, and Ph.D. in Human Resource Development. I have always been an advocate for human rights. I believe that I am honest and transparent do not play games. I believe in hard work in service to the community, I am a team player, but I ask uncomfortable questions.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Radio, Television, Web advertisement, Social media, redistrictATX.org
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Disclaimer Signature Craig Hudson Campbell
District District 8
Does this application qualify? Yes