Application for Legislative Commission for Audrey Hughes Rager

Contact Information

Full Name

Audrey Hughes Rager

Other Names
Audrey Lynn Hughes

Eligible for commission


Party Affiliation




Educational Background

B.A. Anthropology, CU Boulder, 1989 M.S. Earth Science, Emporia State University, 2003 Ph.D. Geology, UNLV, 2010 Data Science Career Certificate, Springboard, Expected January 2021 Geographic Information Systems Scientist: 1996 - 2002, 2005-2006, 2011-2012 Geologist 2012-2018

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Past Political Activity

I have donated small amounts of money ($5-$40) to Democratic candidates for President and Congress since 11/10/2015. I've donated small amounts of money to and ActBlue since 11/102015.

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

I was signed up to volunteer for the Elizabeth Warren campaign in 12/2019 and 1/2020, but she dropped out of the race before I did anything.

Organization and Advocacy Experience



I want to serve on the commission because I want to use my expertise in geography, geospatial analysis, geographic information systems, spatial statistics, and data science to ensure fair redistricting for all Coloradans.

Statement on Working with Consensus

I believe in our system of government. I believe that all citizens have a right to fair representation in Congress. I will put country above party and work toward a fair system for redistricting that will not provide an advantage to any particular political party, socioeconomic group, race, or religion. Science, logic, integrity, honesty, fairness, and protecting a fair representative republic are more important to me than my own particular political beliefs.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

I am a scientist with a Ph.D. in Geology and an M.S. in Earth Sciences with an emphasis on Geographic Information Systems (GIS). I apply logic, reason, and the scientific method to all aspects of my academic and professional life. I am currently working on a Data Science Career Certificate through Springboard that I expect to complete by January 2021. I have eleven years experience in solving problems with GIS. I believe we can establish a set of criteria that will ensure a fair system of redistricting and we can establish boundaries using GIS. I would like to bring bring my expertise in GIS and Data Science to this effort.


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