RICHARD K WARE
Retired, living on Social Security disability
BS Computer Science, MIT, 1978
I attended Democratic caucuses in my city, Colorado Springs, in 2018 and 2020. I was a delegate at the county and state Democratic conventions in 2018 and 2020. In 2018, I did a fair amount of door-to-door canvassing, and a little phone canvassing. 2015 through 2019, I probably donated $100 a year or less to various liberal organizations, and Democratic organizations and candidates. This year, I've donated a few hundred dollars to Democratic organizations, and Democratic candidates for president, as well as Democratic House and Senate candidates in Colorado and other states.
I am the webmaster for Casa Verde Cohousing, a cohousing condominium in Colorado Springs (web-site: https://www.casaverde.us) .
I have a passion for fair districting, to yield fair proportional representation in the U.S. House and the Colorado legislature. Here's a hypothetical example of my approach to redistricting. Imagine, in the future, Colorado is apportioned 10 seats in the U.S. House. And imagine registered voters in Colorado are 50% Democrats, 30% Republicans, and 20% unaffiliated. Then the map should be drawn so that 5 districts are likely to elect Democratic representatives, 3 are likely to elect Republicans, and 2 are thoroughly unpredictable as to the candidate they will elect. I also expect to understand the software packages presented to the Commission by its staff, and the algorithms embodied in that software, as well any other Commissioner.
See passion cited above. It is my hope that, by advocating a fair and representative map, as opposed to only representing the interests of Democratic voters, I will win the trust of the Republican and unaffiliated Commissioners.
See my resume, showing my career as a software engineer (note that the address and phone number listed on the resume are quite out of date: I retired in 2013, and moved to Colorado Springs).