Commission application number 326 submitted by Tod Meinke on 09/09/2020

First Name Tod
Last Name Meinke
Voter Unique Identification number 1169397109
Ethnicity Self-describe
Gender Male
Age 55-64
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Engineering, History
What is your occupation? Software Manager
Submitted Address
City AUSTIN
State TX
Zip 78746
Verified Address
City AUSTIN
State TX
Zip 78746
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
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 routinely analyze complicated software requirements for my profession and I also have a graduate degree in history, which trained me to analyze documents.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I will be impartial because I want the best for Austin irrespective of political bias or personal incentive.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I live in the western part of Austin and have to drive through various neighborhoods for shopping, dining, work and recreation. Frequently engaging people in a variety of neighborhoods helps me appreciate Austin's diverse community and geography.
Please provide your employment history. I have worked professionally as a software developer and manager for the majority of my career. Considering that Austin employs a diverse community of those in my field, that helps me understand an important element of our professional workforce. Moreover, I am currently in a graduate engineering program at UT, which helps me understand the academic perspective of Austin. Lastly, my company serves state governments, including the state of Texas, and that helps me understand the government workforce and dynamic in our state's capital.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? From family or friend
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Disclaimer Signature Tod Meinke
District District 10
Does this application qualify? Yes