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Chronicle Endorsements: Austin ISD and Austin Community College Boards
School’s in session
News Story  October 18, 2018, by The Chronicle Editorial Board
"...She also proved instrumental in helping the college launch its largest campus ever at the old Highland Mall. We believe her experience and continued determination to help the college become more affordable and accessible to more students puts her above her opponent Mitch Fuller, a capable candidate who might have secured our endorsement in a race against a different opponent. [image-7-right] Place 8: Stephanie Gharakhanian..."

More Bacon for Construction Workers on AISD Projects
Wage measure splits board
News Story  June 19, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...Yet the change comes with the backing of a large number of labor organizations, including Education Austin and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, and advocacy groups like the Workers Defense Pro­ject. Stephanie Gharakhanian, research and policy director for the WDP, said she heard "a real commitment" from the majority of the board to ensure a living wage for contractor employees...."

Live Election Night Results & Updates
The latest from the polls and candidate watch parties
DAILY News  November 6, 2018, by News Staff
"...At the ACC, incumbents Barbara Mink and Julie Ann Nitsch rolled. Stephanie Gharakhanian and Sarah Mills will go to a run-off in Place 8...."

Chronicle Endorsements
Dec. 11 Run-off Election; Early Voting Nov. 29-Dec. 7
News Story  November 21, 2018, by The Chronicle Editorial Board
"...We picked Tilton in the first round of what was then a three-way race, and we're sticking with that now as she goes head-to-head in a surprisingly expensive campaign with Arati Singh. Both candidates would be excellent members of the school board, but we feel Tilton's experience working with state government and at the Legislature gives her the edge. Austin Community College, Place 8: Stephanie Gharakhanian..."

Abbott Signs "Sanctuary Cities" Bill Into Law
Anti-immigrant bill to take effect on Sept. 1
DAILY News  May 7, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...“But we will not be bullied by this law. Communities across the state are vowing that the resistance to SB 4 is only just beginning." Echoing the point, Stephanie Gharakhanian, legal director at Workers Defense Action, said her group is “saddened but not surprised that Greg Abbott chose to sign SB 4 in secrecy.” WDP will “fight against this law in the court and in the street until it is defeated," said Gharakhanian...."

2018 Run-off Election Watch Parties
Join the candidates for the final results
DAILY News  December 10, 2018, by Bonny Chu
"...Austin Community College Better Half Coffee & Cocktails, 406 Walsh, 512/645-0786 7-10pm Stephanie Gharakhanian running for Austin Community College Board invites supporters to join her on run-off election night...."

Election Coverage: Blowouts, Run-Offs in Education Elections
Anderson, Ashy, and a run-off at AISD
News Story  November 8, 2018, by Austin Sanders
"...Over in the Austin Community College races, incumbents Barbara Mink and Julie Ann Nitsch defeated their opponents soundly. In the open-seat Place 8 race, Stephanie Gharakhanian nearly avoided a run-off, but will face off against Sarah Mills in December..."

Voting With Our Wallets
Pretty soon, you’re talking about real campaign money
DAILY News  October 31, 2018, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...(Ashy’s raised more, but Price, who’s spent almost nothing, has the cash-on-hand advantage.) In the at-large Place 9 race, Arati Singh has outraised her two opponents, Sam Russo and Carmen Tilton, combined, but has spent far more than she’s raised, loaning herself $23,000 to bridge the gap. (Remember, this is an unpaid position.) Austin Community College has yet to release the 8-day reports for its candidates; as of the previous filing, Stephanie Gharakhanian had a sizeable fundraising advantage over candidates in all three at-large races...."

Club Endorsements
Who's backing whom in the Nov. 6 election
DAILY News  October 25, 2018
"...Stephanie Gharakhanian ENDORSEMENTS: Austin Tejano Democrats, Black Austin Democrats, NxNW Democrats, South Austin Democrats, Central Austin Democrats, Austin Young Democrats, Capital Area Progressive Democrats, Liberal Austin Democrats, West Austin Democrats, Northeast Travis County Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of Austin, University Democrats, Workers Defense Action Fund, Western Wilco Dems Fund, ACC American Federation of Teachers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Central Texas, Austin Central Labor Council, Austin Progressive Coalition, Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA), National Women’s Political Caucus, Our Revolution Central Texas, Education Austin, Greater ATX – National Women's Political Caucus..."

Truncated Endorsements and Voting Info
For your pocket
News Story  October 18, 2018, by The Chronicle Editorial Board
"...Place 8: Stephanie Gharakhanian..."

On the Trustee Trail
AISD, ACC candidates talk money, equity
News Story  October 11, 2018, by Austin Sanders
"...A lawyer for the Workers Defense Proj­ect, Steph­anie Gharakhanian is running to help "reduce barriers to workforce training and higher education" that could lead to more people "earning a living wage." She applauded the board's recent approval of a drop-in child care program at the Highland campus, and if elected would push for similar services at the district's other 10 campuses...."

Election Ticker
Gotta endorse somebody
News Story  August 30, 2018, by Michael King, Chase Hoffberger, Austin Sanders and Mary Tuma
"...For Lege seats, the WDAF endorsed Gina Hinojosa in HD 49, Vikki Goodwin in HD 47, and Sheryl Cole in HD 46. Stephanie Gharakhanian earned a nod over Douglas Gibbins and Sarah Mills for Place 8 on the Austin Com­mun­ity College Board of Trustees......"

Who's on the City's November 2018 Ballot?
Monday filing deadline yields complete list of candidates
News Story  August 23, 2018, by Chase Hoffberger
"...• Stephanie Gharakhanian..."

Civics 101
News Column  August 28, 2014
"...Public Affairs Forum Stephanie Gharakhanian, policy director with the Workers Defense Project, will report on WDP's efforts to win better working conditions for Texans. Noon-1pm..."

Election Ticker: You’ve Got to Be Joking
Laughing our way through campaign season
News Story  September 13, 2018, by Chase Hoffberger, Michael King and Sarah Marloff
"...The CLC also endorsed the bond propositions (A-G), and opposed the referendum propositions J and K...For AISD board members, the CLC endorsed Ted Gordon in District 1 and Zachary Price in District 4. Austin Community College: Mitch Fuller, Stephanie Ann Gharakhanian, and Julie Ann Nitsch......"

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