Commission application number 296 submitted by Donato Rodriguez on 08/20/2020

First Name Donato
Last Name Rodriguez
Suffix III
Voter Unique Identification number 1140370868
Ethnicity Hispanic or Latino
Gender Male
Age 65+
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Government
What is your occupation? Retired
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78754
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78754
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Dana
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial R
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Milligan
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 lived in Austin 50 years and know a lot of people and the city's politics. I am a retired COA employee. I have the ability to view a situation from a neutral standpoint and make an informed and educated opinion.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I am extremely impartial and look at evaluate both sides of an argument/issue before forming an opinion.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I have seen Austin grow over the last 50 years. I have lived the Austin experience; both good and bad; rich and poor; educated and non educated; white and non-white; age and youth - I love Austin.
Please provide your employment history. Since my graduation from UT Austin in 1976, I have worked with the State of Texas, Travis County, and retired from the City of Austin, Human Resources Department. I served on the COA Mexican American Cultural Center board, the Waller Creek Project board, and on evaluation panels with the Arts Commission. Further, I have served on the boards of the League of United Chicano Artists, Latino Music Commission, Latino Theater Organization. I know and love Austin. I've seen it's highs and lows and still love it.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. Please see above. Thank you. I have lived in Austin since June of 1972. I live in an Austin EJT and I hope it does not disqualify me. If there is anything I need to provide or do to enable my being considered for this panel please me know. Sincerely, Donato Rodriguez III.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Newspaper
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Disclaimer Signature Donato Rodriguez III
District Not Determined
Does this application qualify? No