Application for Legislative Commission for William Setterlind

Contact Information

Full Name

William Setterlind

Eligible for commission

eligible

Party Affiliation

Unafffiliated

Occupation

Military Instructor, AEgis Technologies Group

Educational Background

BA in History, Colorado State University, and numerous military technical certifications

Zip Code

80938

Congressional District
5

Background

Past Political Activity

I donated small amounts (<$50) to the Obama campaigns in '08 and '12, I voted third party in 2016.

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

I'm a member of the Association of Old Crows (professional military organization)

Organization and Advocacy Experience

My community interest has always been professional, after college I was a substitute teacher for Poudre and Thompson School Districts. I taught middle school for Garfield RE-16 at Grand Valley Middle School in Parachute, CO for a year and then at an online charter high school in the Metro Area (Mountain View Virtual, which no longer exists) before I started working on federal defense contracts.

Statement

I'm a historian and a social studies teacher by training; these concepts have always mattered deeply to me. I believe that gerrymandering is one of the most insidious threats to the future of our Republic. I can't say I'm a fan of either major political party, but I don't think either has a chance to legitimately function without fair districts.

Statement on Working with Consensus

I've straddled both political camps my entire life, especially as a public school teacher joining the military. I'm a professional communicator and public speaker, and after working with middle school students, I have many tools in my belt for getting things done and building compromises.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

I've had the benefit of a liberal arts education prior to my technical military training as a signals intelligence analyst and satellite communications technician. I've had a chance to work with a huge swath of different types of people, from children struggling with learning disabilities to seasoned veterans with advanced technical degrees working on the bleeding edge of their fields.

Demographics

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

Male