Commission application number 89 submitted by William Young on 06/09/2020

First Name William
Middle Name/Initial Robert
Last Name Young
Voter Unique Identification number 1139504072
Ethnicity White
Gender Male
Age 65+
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Government/Public Affairs
What is your occupation? Public Affairs Consultant
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78748
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78748
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Patty
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial Anne
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Young
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. I have done political demographics professionally since I graduated from LBJ School in 1973. I have been certified as an expert witness on issues of redistricting in Federal Court
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I worked with Travis County from the 60s when I help do the 1st submission under the VRA in Texas and on every redistricting for this Travis county thru 2001, I have oversee the 1st SMD for AISD, I have worked on districts for several Texas other Texas Counties. All plans I have worked on have been cleared by the US Justice Dept.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I was born and have lived in Austin all my life. I have worked with all of Austin's diverse ethnic groups in helping to elect the 1st African Americans since Reconstruction to Legislative, City and County office the 1st Hispanics ever to Legislative, County, AISD and City office and the first Asin American to City office
Please provide your employment history. I was part of a team that passed the 10-1 system and then was part of another team that worked with the last ICEC to draw up the current districts. I attended all but one of the last ICRC's meetings so I understand both what the process was intended to do and what it can do
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I think I have unique set of experience and knowledge that I have to share in this process and I would like to be offically part of the districting process one last time
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Social media
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Disclaimer Signature William Robert Young
District District 5
Does this application qualify? Yes