Commission application number 45 submitted by Paul Smith on 06/07/2020

First Name Paul
Middle Name/Initial Kevin
Last Name Smith
Voter Unique Identification number 1140446222
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 55-64
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Kinesiology
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78757
What is your occupation? Adjunct Professor
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78757
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Waldinei
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial D
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Costa
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
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
Please describe your relevant analytical skills. I tend to analyze situations in a logical way. My mind works in a very visual way, and it is very easy for me to read maps. I almost never got lost because if I've been somewhere once, I can always remember how to get back there. When I did aptitude testing in high school I scored 99th percentile in structural visualization.
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Please describe your ability to be impartial. I don't have a particular political agenda to advance, and would want to create district lines that group communities of interest in the most logical way.
Disclaimer Signature Paul Kevin Smith
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I am a member of the LGBT community, and my husband is mixed-race Latino, so I feel that I am sensitive to the concerns of diverse populations.
Please provide your employment history. 1991 to present - Adjunct Professor at Austin Community College in the Exercise Science and Student Development departments (previously in the Health and Kinesiology department) 1996 to present - Self-employed yoga instructor and personal fitness trainer 2002-2004 and 2019-2020 - Personal Fitness Trainer and Yoga and Pilates Instructor at Body Business Fitness Club 1999-2020 - Fitness Professional at Lake Austin Spa Resort 1996-1999 - Clinical Exercise Physiologist at North Austin Medical Center 1991-1996 - Clinical Exercise Physiologist at St. David's Hospital.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I would be happy to provide service to the City of Austin by volunteering for this commission.
District District 7
Does this application qualify? Yes