What I Stand For

Elevating the voices of our immigrant and refugee students and families

  • Student-Centered Services

    Sahar will work to invest in our educators, as well as social workers, counselors, and mental health services.

  • Equity and Inclusion

    Representation matters, and Sahar will make sure the voices of our communities are heard and schools are committed to equity, inclusivity, and restorative justice.

  • Housing and Safety

    Our youth are just as affected by the housing crisis, unemployment, and the threat of violence. Sahar will work tirelessly to protect our vulnerable youth facing houselessness, food insecurity, or bullying.

About Sahar

As a first-generation immigrant, community organizer, and advocate of racial and gender equity, I am running to make sure our youth of color, ESL students, queer youth, and immigrant and refugee communities are heard and represented. I am a strong advocate of restorative justice practices and investing in mental health resources. I will work towards making sure our schools are investing in additional social workers and counselors in our schools, as well as access to resources that are inclusive and equitable.

Sahar Yarjani Muranovic is a first-generation Iranian-American who grew up in Vienna, Austria. She has a Master's degree in International Human Rights and a Bachelor's degree in Business. Formerly the Volunteer and Training Coordinator at the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), Sahar now serves as the Communications and PR Manager for Child Foundation, an international nonprofit focused on supporting economically disadvantaged children to make sure they are able to remain in school.

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Endorsements

  • "Meeting Sahar was a breath of fresh air. Her commitment to racial justice, students of color, and access to quality education are exactly what our district needs."

    – Andrea Valderrama, Vice Chair of David Douglas School Board
  • “Sahar is dedicated to our students and families, and will be a strong community voice on the board.”

    – Ana del Rocío, former David Douglas School Board Member, Pos. 1

Stand for Children Oregon

East County Rising

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon

Oregon Working Families Party

Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon

Mayra Gómez, EdD, Educator

Kenney Polson, Educator

André Middleton, ED, Friends of Noise

Katrina Doughty, Maternal and Child Coordinator, 211

Andrea Valderrama, Vice Chair, David Douglas School Board

Stephanie D. Stephens, David Douglas School Board

Diego Hernandez, State Representative and Reynolds School Board Member

Chris Gorsek, State Representative

Carla Piluso, State Representative

Shemia Fagan, State Senator

Eddy Morales, Gresham City Councilor

Ellen Rosenblum, Attorney General

Run for Something 

Northwest Oregon Labor Council AFL-CIO

Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters

 LGBTQ Victory Fund

Lori Stegmann, Multnomah County Commissioner, District 4

East County Rising

We're proud to endorse Sahar Muranovic for David Douglas School Board.

The East County Rising mission is to engage, energize, and elevate East Multnomah County by transforming governments to better reflect and represent East County's diverse and progressive community. We mobilize voters, train progressive candidates and win elections!