Commission application number 85 submitted by Jeffery Hart on 06/09/2020

First Name Jeffery
Last Name Hart
Voter Unique Identification number 1139232717
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 65+
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Economics, Law
What is your occupation? Attorney (retired)
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78703
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78703
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Patricia
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Hot
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. With my years of practicing law and my background in economics I have the skills to analyze the relevant demographic data and apply it fairly and properly to insure community interests are respected and protected.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. Being retired I have no economic interest that could possibly influence me improperly. As I have learned over the years, fairness and impartiality in dealing with people's interests and rights are critically important to any governmental function.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. After attending UT, my wife and I have lived in Austin since 1982. We raised our three boys here. We have both been active in many community activities over the years. The diversity of Austin is one of its main strengths to make it the best place in Texas to live. Its geographical environment is one of the other great strengths. Respecting and protecting those unique qualities is critically important.
Please provide your employment history. I have worked as an attorney in the public sector and in private practice. I managed my own firm for many years. I feel the skills developed over those years gives me the ability to work with people, many of whom may have differing views of issues, respectfully and productively to reach an overall desired goal.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I have the time available to devote to the work this citizens commission will do to carry out this important redistricting task that will affect our communities and city as a whole for many years to come.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Other (please describe)
How did you hear "Other" option detail Council member email
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Disclaimer Signature Jeffery L. Hart
District District 9
Does this application qualify? Yes