Commission application number 70 submitted by Sven Stricker on 06/08/2020

First Name Sven
Last Name Stricker
Voter Unique Identification number 1186354993
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 25-34
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Economics
What is your occupation? Attorney
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78751
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78751
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Adriana
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial Elisa
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Stricker
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? No
Have you voted in 3 of the last 5 City of Austin general elections (or corresponding runoff if applicable)? No
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. Studied econometrics during undergraduate career, including complex regressions, modeling, forecasting, and statistics. Additionally, as an attorney, I implement various analytical and strategic skills in managing complex lawsuits.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. The words "That They May Truly and Impartially Administer Justice" are inscribed on Townes' Hall edifice at UT Law, which I attended from 2015-2018. At its core, the goal of impartiality is to completely abandon any self-interested motivation–whether conscious or unconscious–from a given task, process, or decision. This is not easy. Put simply, it requires a relentless ability to consider the objective good of everyone or everything affected by your actions and not just a group of a particular race, creed, religion, or political disposition.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. Austin is a symbiotic milieu of creativity, energy, and human diversity. I've lived in Austin for 5 years now and have a great appreciation for the constant stream of newcomers who arrive with a cornucopia of unique languages, cultures, thoughts, and cuisine. Unfortunately, many of these newcomers are underserved by the City, perhaps incidentally. In order to help all Austinites achieve their highest potential, it is crucial that we shape our decision-making objectively for the good of all the citizens of this great city.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Radio
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Disclaimer Signature Sven Stricker
District District 4
Does this application qualify? No