Application for Legislative Commission for Michael Tucker

Contact Information

Full Name

Michael Tucker

Other Names
Michael D Tucker

Eligible for commission

eligible

Party Affiliation

Democrat

Occupation

I am a caregiver to my 88 year old mother. I have been owner of Timberline Bike Tours, and Black Diamond Screen Printing in the past 10 years.

Educational Background

I am a graduate of Elizabeth Seeger High School in New York, New York.

Zip Code

81623

Congressional District
3

Background

Past Political Activity

I am a registered Democrat and have been registered as a Democrat in Colorado since 1988. I am currently the Democratic Precinct Captain for District 25 in Eagle County.

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

Currently on the Board of Directors of Red Table Acres Homeowner's Association Volunteer with Aspen Highlands Ski Patrol bootpacking Highland Bowl Participated in Roaring Fork Conservancy, US Forest Service, and Wilderness Workshop trail improvement projects. I am active in the Elk Mountain Ultimate Disc league.

Organization and Advocacy Experience

Both of my parents were at Dr. Martin Luther King's 1963 I Have a Dream speech in Washington DC. They took from that a commitment to equality and justice that continued throughout their lives and influenced my upbringing. As far back as I can remember I have worked with groups to promote equal access to the political process for all citizens and increase participation in our civic discussion.

Statement

I believe that fair redistricting is integral to good government in Colorado and our country. When I addressed the 2011 Redistricting Commission in Grand Junction I advocated for drawing competitive districts tying together communities of interest considering cultural, economic, educational, and geographic congruity.

Statement on Working with Consensus

While working on trails I have come in contact with people who have different interests in using the same space. Through finding common ground and mutual goals we are able to build something that works for the majority of trail users.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

I have been a resident of Colorado for over 30 years and have an understanding of our diverse communities of interest. As a mountain bike guide I developed map reading and decision making skills.

Demographics

Racial categories the applicant identifies with:
African American or Black
Applicant identifies with the following gender

Male