Commission application number 39 submitted by Joanne Hodge on 06/06/2020

First Name Joanne
Middle Name/Initial C
Last Name Hodge
Voter Unique Identification number 2002517779
Ethnicity Black or African American
Gender Female
Age 18-24
Education Level Some College
Major Pursued Biology
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78757
What is your occupation? Restaurant Manager
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78757
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Anisa
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Martinez
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
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Social media
Contribute or bundle one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more in aggregate to candidates for City of Austin elective office? No
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Please describe your relevant analytical skills. As a student and worker I have always needed to filter through information that is relevant. My background in biology and thus independent and data based information can help me to process and analyze various inputs.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. Just like any other candidate I do have my own specific political beliefs but managing has taught me to look at a situation impartially. True cooperation requires give and take in any situation.
Disclaimer Signature Joanne Hodge
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. Frankly I don't appreciate Austin's diversity because it isn't very diverse. As a black woman its especially apparent just how few minorities live in Austin full time. Minorities continue to be pushed out of Austin my appreciation for diversity would hopefully help in shaping the city for the better.
Please provide your employment history. Noodles & Company Server Austin, TX 02/01/14-05/01/15 Freshplus Grocery Shift Manager Austin, TX 05/01/2015-05/01/2016 Kerbey Lane Cafe Restaurant Manager Austin, TX 10/31/18-Present
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. N/A
District District 7
Does this application qualify? Yes