Commission application number 342 submitted by Jefftey Torgerson on 09/23/2020

First Name Jefftey
Middle Name/Initial Thomas
Last Name Torgerson
Voter Unique Identification number 1140571519
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 45-54
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Business - Marketing/Finance
What is your occupation? Global Director @ Dell Technologies
Submitted Address
City Austin
State Tx
Zip 78759
Verified Address
City Austin
State Tx
Zip 78759
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Victoria
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial B
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Torgerson
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. Manage business analytics and strategic analysis with global roles and responsibility at Dell Technologies. Expert in excel and multiple database technologies.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. Am a moderate voter. Have voted for democrats, republicans and independent candidates in past elections. I look at overall views, beliefs and policies and decide who I support based on all the facts. Do not focus on just one or two issues. For Austin I believe I have both right and left leaning views and mostly fall in middle overall, and am always open to hear new and old ideas and weigh merits.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I have lived in Austin since 1988, attending The University of Texas at Austin and staying in Austin to live and work since graduation. I have watched the city grow in all areas including diverse demographics, geographies, cultures and more, and have been open to most as long as good for the city and region. I believe Austin is made up of many different types of people and cultures, which is great, but also that Austin is more than just downtown and or south of river. Austin stretches so far these days and is made up of so many more ideas and needs, and I want to help represent all.
Please provide your employment history. Have worked for Dell Technologies in numerous Individual contributor and leadership/management roles for past 26 years. Prior to Dell, I worked for Wallace Computer for 3.5 years and was student at The University of Texas at Austin prior to that.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I am a 32 year resident of Austin, living in Northwest Austin with my wife of 31 years, and raising 3 daughters (25, 23 and 13), sending them all through AISD. I am a property owner for last 28 years, paying property taxes covering City of Austin, AISD, County and health district. I have been and continue to be invested in Austin fully and want to help plan the future best I can.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Social media
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Disclaimer Signature Jeffrey Thomas Torgerson
District District 10
Does this application qualify? Yes