D | TX-02

Sima Ladjevardian

Challenger

Committed to making government work better for all Texans

Sima Ladjevardian’s family arrived in the United States after fleeing political upheaval and revolution in Iran. As an immigrant, Sima witnessed firsthand the opportunities America can provide. Sima went on to become a prominent attorney in Houston and political activist. Inspired by his message of inclusivity, Sima served as an advisor on Beto O’Rourke’s U.S. Senate and presidential campaigns.

Ready to take on corporate special interests in Washington

As an advisor on Beto O’Rourke’s U.S. Senate and presidential campaigns, Sima saw upclose the power of a grassroots movement. Now, in her run for Congress, Sima is rejecting corporate PAC money and building a campaign powered by small, individual donors. In Congress, Sima will only be accountable to the Greater Houston area, not corporate special interests. Sima believes that passing anti-corruption legislation, like the For the People Act, is a critical step towards restoring faith in our democracy.

The chance to turn a red district blue

Within the first 48 hours of her campaign, Sima raised over $200,000, proving to be a formidable fundraiser against Republican incumbent Rep. Dan Crenshaw. While Texas’ Second Congressional District has been a Republican stronghold the past fifteen years, rapidly growing and diverse populations have poised Democrats to be competitive in Texas in 2020. In 2018, Beto O’Rourke came within a point of winning Texas’ Second Congressional District.


Reformer at Risk?

No Corporate PAC?