Commission application number 54 submitted by Amber Rynbrandt on 06/07/2020

First Name Amber
Middle Name/Initial Hauptman
Last Name Rynbrandt
Voter Unique Identification number 1087328338
Ethnicity White
Gender Female
Age 35-44
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Political Science
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78741
What is your occupation? Owner - Pourtastic
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78741
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Scott
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial David
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Rynbrandt
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? From family or friend
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 run a business with over 500 contractors geographically located throughout the state to preform over 300 events each weekend, successfully. We have been successful because we use data.
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Please describe your ability to be impartial. I encounter many walks of life with my current career and family. I believe that the more information you are able to receive respectfully is the only avenue to address any unjust or growth within a community. As a business owner, I must hear both sides before judgement is made. There is no wrong or right, there is just stories that lead to an understanding.
Disclaimer Signature Amber Rynbrandt
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I am from Dallas, I came to Austin because I believed in their cause to represent the people and under represented. I have never felt more at home, than this city. With that being said, I have also been faced with the truth that we have built this city to seem as such, but not actually be as much. Gerrymandering and unrepresented people of this city are systematically left out and I would like to respectfully be a part to make it the city I always thought it was, even behind closed doors.
Please provide your employment history. For the last 7 years, I have owned a business that has provided over 1000 of our citizens with an opportunity for person, financial, and career growth. This has driven me to make a bigger impact where I can. I have time and drive to make a difference and will work with all sides to ensure a better future, as I have in business.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I would like to be considered in any way possible. If I am an assistant, that is fine. If I need to stand before legislation, that is fine. I feel it is important that people with an altering view point have a say and just because some are moderate, does not mean that their opinion or experience should not as loud as those with polar arguments. I lived and worked in DC, I understand how money, politics, and experience work. I am a business owner and lifelong Texan. I would just like to help.
District District 9
Does this application qualify? Yes