Commission application number 333 submitted by Sam Palmer on 09/16/2020

First Name Sam
Middle Name/Initial Gaines
Last Name Palmer
Voter Unique Identification number 2003483282
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 18-24
Education Level Some College
Major Pursued Political science
What is your occupation? Student
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78741
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78741
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? No
Are you applying to be the student member of the commission? Yes
Are you a student enrolled in a community college or university in the City of Austin? 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. Good communication, data input, Microsoft excel/word, critical thinking, objective research.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. My ability to be impartial is based of my belief, & knowledge, that all people come from different backgrounds, and that we all have more in common, than divides us. Take personal bias out.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I appreciate the time, effort, & care put into the process to make sure that Austin has the right representation in local government.
Please provide your employment history. Field Director at Grassroots campaigns, trained & input data for staff. Was #10 in the nation fundraising dec 2016/jan 2017 for Doctors without borders, other 501(c)’s. Allocated 250k for Austin Police department body cams for the city of Austin in 2015 student government (AHS).
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. Political science major, and transfer student. Grandson of Jaime Clements. Independent. Open minded.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Web advertisement, Social media, Austintexas.gov
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Disclaimer Signature Sam Palmer
District District 3
Does this application qualify? Yes