ACC: Bonds Yes, Taxes No

Mark Williams
Mark Williams (Photo by John Anderson)

Austin Community College

ACC PROP. 1 BOND
Yes: 118,942 (58.6%)
No: 84,182 (41.4%)

ACC PROP. 2 BOND
Yes: 117,144 (58.4%)
No: 83,368 (41.6%)

ACC TAX RATE PROP
No: 100,562 (50.8%)
Yes: 97,562 (49.2%)

ACC TRUSTEE, PLACE 1
Mark J. Williams: 63,603 (53.9%)
Tim Mahoney: 54,378 (46.1%)

ACC TRUSTEE, PLACE 2
Gigi Edwards Bryant: 36,965 (32.6%)
Jade Chang Sheppard: 31,386 (27.7%)
Bob Allen: 19,915 (17.5%)
Michael J. Lewis: 11,827 (10.4%)
Jonathan Mathers: 9,320 (8.2%)
Robb J. Misso: 4,098 (3.6%)

ACC TRUSTEE, PLACE 3
Nan McRaven (unopposed)


It was good news on the Austin Community College ballot for an Austin ISD veteran: former trustee Mark Williams won his first term on the ACC board, defeating Place 1 incumbent Tim Mahoney, 55% to 44%. Place 2 goes to a run-off, with ACC Foundation Board member Gigi Edwards Bryant (33%) and businesswoman Jade Chang Shep­pard (28%) heading to a second round. It was mixed news for the district's finances: Voters across the multi-county jurisdiction approved two construction bonds, worth $380 million, to cover renovations and new facilities. However, those same voters narrowly rejected (50.8% to 49.2%) a phased-in tax increase that would have allowed the college to turn many of its adjunct lecturers into full-time staff. ACC Board president Jeffrey Richard said, "We have a strong track record of good financial stewardship, and we will do everything we can with the funding that's available."

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