Application for Legislative Commission for Chris Biondolilo

Contact Information

Full Name

Chris Biondolilo

Other Names
Christopher or Joseph Biondolilo

Party Affiliation

Republican

Occupation

Engineer, Project Manager, Business Development for Colorado based engineering and architecture firm

Educational Background

BS Mechanical Engineering. Also, some course work in MBA. Professional engineer (PE) certificate/license in State of Colorado. Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate from the Project Management Institute (PMI)

Zip Code

80122

Background

Professional Background

As a market director at my company, I manage diverse groups of people. As a senior project manager, I have consistently run teams of 50 or more people to successfully execute large projects. Strong team organization skills are required for these positions. I also have a long history of coaching youth sports, serving on school boards, volunteering to work on and lead school events.

Past Political Activity

I have twice been a delegate to the Republican State Assembly. I have twice been a delegate to the 6th CD assembly. I have also been a delegate to the Arapahoe county assembly. I have consistently participated in the local precinct caucuses. I have volunteered to work in several campaigns, knocking on doors, delivering signs, etc.; most recently, the Suzanne Staiert campaign and the Kathleen Conti Campaign. I have also helped local precinct leaders with the get-out-the vote efforts. I have donated small amounts of money to numerous campaigns including Cory Gardner, Suzanne Staiert, Casper Stockham, Steve House, Mike Coffman, and Walker Stapleton.

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

I attend Arapahoe County Republican dinners, volunteer in church functions, and belong to professional industry organizations such as American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Project Management Institute. I routinely attend Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference. I have donated time and money to numerous charitable organizations.

Statement

I want to work with other team members to create a system of district that promote healthy political involvement and results. I believe that our Colorado representatives should represent constituents of similar local concerns and not be far removed from many constituents located in the far reaches of a gerrymandered district. For instance, the SD2 map extends from far east side of Colorado Springs Airport then wraps around south of Colorado Springs and all the way to Idaho Springs, and SD25 extends from Thornton way out to Washington county. I think we can do better. I think we can make fairer districts. Colorado is a purple state that has had a tilt to either blue or red depending on the election in the last 25 years. In most years, we should expect Colorado's 65 state house districts to have a 55%/45% split of major parties serving in the state House. In years, with significant sea changes or "waves" of one party preference, the split should be no more than 65%/35% split. I think our founding fathers intended some degree of stability in government that is insulated from huge emotional swings as well as an inherent competitive nature. With that said, I will certainly listen to opinions and ideas of others on the commission. I have observed and participated in Colorado politics for over 25 years. I believe I can use this experience and my organizational experience to beneficially serve the state of Colorado.

Statement on Working with Consensus

I will try to find common ground for everyone's concerns. I believe all the commissioners will want the following goal: for our Colorado representatives to represent constituents of similar local concerns and not be far removed from constituents located in the far reaches of a gerrymandered district. As demonstrated in my attached reference letters, I will listen to others' concerns while promoting my ideas of stability and representative districts explained earlier. I will not attack others of different political beliefs and will convey my ideas in a non-confrontational, objective manner.. I will keep the focus on providing fair districts that should result in a 4-3 split during most years and occasionally in a 5-2 split during sea change years. I will follow the rules provided set forth on this website. I have observed and participated in Colorado politics for over 25 years. I believe I can use this experience and my organizational experience to beneficially serve the state of Colorado.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

I am an engineer by degree, a project manager by training and experience. I direct a market at my company and am skilled at managing diverse teams of individuals. I have experience at promoting collaboration with folks of different backgrounds. I have provided reference letters to substantiate this experience and my ability to converse with those of differing political beliefs. Logic and reason is a must have skill for what I do, but I also possess softer skills required to work with many diverse folks.

Demographics

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

Male