Application for Congressional Commission for RICHARD K WARE

Contact Information

Full Name

RICHARD K WARE

Eligible for commission

eligible

Party Affiliation

Democrat

Occupation

Retired, living on Social Security disability

Educational Background

BS Computer Science, MIT, 1978

Zip Code

80907

Congressional District
5

Background

Past Political Activity

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.

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

I am the webmaster for Casa Verde Cohousing, a cohousing condominium in Colorado Springs (web-site: https://www.casaverde.us) .

Organization and Advocacy Experience

See above.

Statement

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.

Statement on Working with Consensus

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.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

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resume, showing my career as a software engineer (note that the address and phone number listed on the resume are quite out of date: I retired in 2013, and moved to Colorado Springs).

Demographics

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

Male