2019 City Commissioner Candidate
Previous occupations: Senior analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
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Candidate questionnaire: Not completed
Schmidt worked for the Government Accountability Office and the Commission on Holocaust Assets before being elected to his first term in 2011. He is currently the vice-chair, and is running for a third term.
This candidate has declined to answer a candidate questionnaire.
Schmidt’s stances are unclear, and we will post more information as it becomes available.
Schmidt and his colleague Lisa Deeley have come under criticism from the State Auditor General and the City Controller for purchasing voting machines in an opaque and rushed process with alleged influence from the vendor. The City Controller is now attempting to block to purchase. (source)