Commission application number 317 submitted by Joe Vasquez on 09/03/2020

First Name Joe
Middle Name/Initial V
Last Name Vasquez
Voter Unique Identification number 1191154308
Ethnicity Self-describe
Gender Male
Age 25-34
Education Level Some College
Major Pursued General studies
What is your occupation? Service Industry
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78704
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
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. Well, for starters, I’m very detail oriented and have a natural knack for learning and understanding not only the functionality of new things, but the thought process that goes into creating them.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. My ability to be impartial is rooted in my very soul. Philosophically speaking I almost always make it point to view things from different perspectives in order to fully comprehend an idea or concept in it’s entirety.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. The diverse culture of the city of Austin has served as an allurement for me beginning at a very young age. Originally from Corpus Christi, I grew up frequenting the city visiting various relatives, which helped cultivate a strong love for city. Two of my favorite things about Austin are the people, and the seemingly perfect fusion of nature with urbanization. Walking around my neighborhood I see people from all walks of life coexisting harmoniously, and I like to view the geography in the same light. Each neighborhood is as charismatic as the next and there are plenty of trails and outdoor areas to explore, making the city seem so well balanced.
Please provide your employment history. I’ve worked for Hyatt for the past few years, and most of my work history has been customer service centric thus far. I strongly believe this makes me a strong candidate because I make up for lack of technical knowledge with abundance of life experience and people skills.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I’d like to finalize this application by saying that I’d be honored to serve as a member on this commission. I’d use my role to help implement the will of the common people and ensure all Austin residents are fairly represented.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Social media
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Disclaimer Signature Joe Vinny Vasquez
District District 9
Does this application qualify? Yes