Application for Congressional Commission for Francis Ian Mathis-Deming

Contact Information

Full Name

Francis Ian Mathis-Deming

Eligible for commission

ineligible

Party Affiliation

Democrat

Occupation

I am an Assistant Bakery Manager for King Soopers

Educational Background

I went to CSU for a couple years to study Political Science, but while I am rather bright it was not a good time for me, and I had to bounce out with nothing other than a few thousand dollars in student loan debt.

Zip Code

80206

Congressional District
1

Background

Past Political Activity

Just voting in some primaries and most general elections

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

None

Organization and Advocacy Experience

I have been a longtime observer of politics and events in Colorado, and believe that the best political system is one that strives to provide true and adequate representation of all the different stakeholders in our society.

Statement

It seems like a great opportunity to make some constructive change, and I absolutely love creative problem solving.

Statement on Working with Consensus

I love to solve problems by finding a solution that best matches the desires of all participants; however, as they say, the best diplomatic negotiation is one in which all parties are dissatisfied.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

I have extensive experience with problem solving, ranging from simple restaurant management driven problems, to advanced computer integrated presentation system troubleshooting. I have a problem solving approach that is grounded in a combination of holistic thinking and systems theory, and that promotes the concept that in order to truly solve a problem one must first understand all the sides, or see it from all the angles. In short, a redistricting map is the kind of problem I dream of solving. Furthermore, as a lifelong Colorado resident, I do know a thing or two about the wide variety of groups that make up this state.

Demographics

Racial categories the applicant identifies with:
Caucasian
Applicant identifies with the following gender

Male, although I feel like it should be "identify as" instead of "identify with".