Commission application number 347 submitted by David Easterday on 09/24/2020

First Name David
Middle Name/Initial E
Last Name Easterday
Voter Unique Identification number 1131150717
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 65+
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Chemistry
What is your occupation? Retired
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78754
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78754
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Zita
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial A
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Easterday
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 have the necessary analytical skill to complete a B.S. degree in chemistry and pursuing a successful analytical chemistry career working for companies contracting with EPA and DOD. The same analytical skills were required to author one US patent and co-author another. I think my skills are transferable to this task.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I attended several meetings during the first 10-1 drawing of districts. Every time I spoke, I emphasized the essential goal of impartiality because I thought it was either being ignored or assumed to be an unspoken attribute of every other point being made. I seldom heard it or synonyms it mentioned.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I have lived in Austin seventeen years in mixed neighborhoods by preference. In social and workplace meetings, if I have been impressed or surprised by those of differing races or cultures, it has mostly been in favorable ways. I know that there is still a lot of inequity to be eliminated.
Please provide your employment history. Water Treatment Chemist Pharmaceutical Chemist- US Army Adhesives Chemist- Hallmark Cards Private Business Chemical Analysis- General Testing Laboratory Chemical Analysis- Midwest Research Institute In Austin, I have been consistently interested and sometime participant in local government. Judging from reported voter turnout and my casual encounters with average citizens, I judge I am more interested and more aware of city representation and other issues than the average citizen is.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I can tell when I am less informed than someone else on a topic and have the ability to work with and learn from anyone as needed regardless of age, sex or background.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Radio, Television, Newspaper, Austintexas.gov, From family or friend, Other (please describe)
How did you hear "Other" option detail I have known this was due since the first go around.
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Disclaimer Signature David E Easterday
District District 1
Does this application qualify? Yes