Application for Congressional Commission for Joseph Riemer

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Full Name

Joseph Riemer

Eligible for commission


Party Affiliation



Occidential Petroleum Corporation

Educational Background

I have a B.S. in Political Science and GIS. I have M.S. in GIS. I am currently working on an MBA in management. All of these degrees are from Northwest Missouri State University. I studied abroad in college in Canberra, Australia to learning about the parliamentary system of government. I have previously worked for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and rural regional planning commission.

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Past Political Activity


List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

I work for the board of adjustments in the city of the Littleton board of adjustments from 2016 - 2017. I am currently affiliated with the West Wash Park Neighborhood Association zoning committee.

Organization and Advocacy Experience

I am mentor with Save Our Youth. Other than that no other experience.


I want to give back to community and state I call home. As an unaffiliated millennial, I hope to bring a even keel perspective to bridge the divided between the two political parties. I am hoping to represent the largest generation in the United States currently.

Statement on Working with Consensus

Both parties have merits in any discussion. As an unaffiliated individual my job is weight both those merits to come to a conclusion that is best for the future of Colorado. The biggest trait I can bring is listening with an open mind. To promote consensus I will use logic over passion, explaining the pro and cons. My contribution to the group will always be to ask questions. This mostly like start out with the most basic "stupid" question that everyone else in the room has. Hopefully by doing this it will create an environment of open discussion, rather than point making.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

First, in GIS a lot analysis is based upon statistical modeling. Understanding how to analyze data inputs to ensure quality results is a fundamental part of any spatial analysis. Secondly, through my MBA studies, I am learning to apply analysis and logic to business decisions. Finally, in my current role I work closely with regulators navigating the ever changing legal landscape of Colorado finding solutions to complex problems that deal with wildlife and waste.


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