Application for Congressional Commission for Molly Gallagher

Contact Information

Full Name

Molly Gallagher

Eligible for commission

ineligible

Party Affiliation

Democrat

Occupation

Small Business Owner/operator

Educational Background

Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Colorado, AMS Lower Elementary Montessori Teacher Certificate

Zip Code

81233

Congressional District
5

Background

Past Political Activity

I have donated to act blue, Bernie Sanders campaign, and Black Lives Matter.

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

Central Colorado Step Up to Racial Justice and Chaffee County Equity Coalition

Organization and Advocacy Experience

I have taught public elementary grades 1-3rd over the last 8 years. Teachers spend a considerable amount of time doing this for all students ensuring that bias doesn’t prevent any child from reaching their fullest potential.

Statement

I think redistricting is incredibly important and it’s outcomes are momentous. I would like to serve the state that I call hike and love.

Statement on Working with Consensus

As a naturally empathetic person I can understand multiple viewpoints. I am friendly and can get along with a wide variety of people from different backgrounds. I am a natural problem solver and also have a great deal of conflict resolution skills from teaching children so many years. Ultimately, when people are heard and understood by their peers (commissioners in this car) they can collaborate to achieve wonderful outcomes that support a consensus.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

I can look at the many effects individual decisions may have and present that information in a clear way for others to understand. There are multiple approaches to solving problems. Sometimes you may need to works backwards from the outcomes you want to see and sometimes you have to build from the bottom up. I have analyzed a wide variety of data as a teacher from behavioral to statistical.

Demographics

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

Female