Commission application number 310 submitted by Bhuvanesh Bhatt on 08/27/2020

First Name Bhuvanesh
Last Name Bhatt
Voter Unique Identification number 2127706074
Ethnicity Asian
Gender Male
Age 35-44
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Physics
What is your occupation? Software Engineer
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78731
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78731
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. For work I do symbolic math and data science, and my background is in physics with a minor in math. My physics degree in particular helped me a lot in developing critical thinking and analytical skills, and working for a math software company has helped me polish them further.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I detest gerrymandering anywhere, whether it's done by Republicans or by Democrats. Districts should be drawn fairly.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I'm a minority and an immigrant myself, and being from India, where we have multiculturalism and secularism, I have great respect for diversity. From my point of view, diversity makes a community thrive, and it's just as crucial as biodiversity is in nature.
Please provide your employment history. I've been working for the same privately held company (Wolfram Research) since I graduated. The company itself is in Illinois, but I work remotely. Besides improving my analytical skills, working at the company has helped me with my communication skills, both for presentations and for explaining things in writing.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Social media
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Disclaimer Signature Bhuvanesh Bhatt
District District 10
Does this application qualify? Yes