Commission application number 75 submitted by Robert Ragan on 06/08/2020

First Name Robert
Middle Name/Initial Mark
Last Name Ragan
Voter Unique Identification number 1132765528
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 45-54
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Mathematics
What is your occupation? VP, Research and Development
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78731
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78731
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Deirdre
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial M
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Ragan
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. Currently head R&D for an Austin-based technology company. I can impartially examine information and tease out relevant connections.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I'm an engineer.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I came to Austin in 1984 for school. I grew up in Oak Cliff(Dallas) and graduated Kimball High School. In my community, I was a minority and until I came to Austin, and while at UT, I had the realization that this was not Oak Cliff and that saddened me. After school, my wife and I, decided to stay in Austin. We love this town and the people, the culture and the leadership.
Please provide your employment history. https://www.linkedin.com/in/markragan
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I want to serve my community. I have a history of serving. Let's continue to build Austin to be the beacon it has been.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Television
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Disclaimer Signature Robert M Ragan
District District 10
Does this application qualify? Yes