Judge Lina Hidalgo Endorses Sima Ladjevardian for Congress
HOUSTON, Texas -- Today, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo endorsed TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian in her run to unseat Congressman Dan Crenshaw, Trump’s favorite superspreader of COVID-19 disinformation who has undermined the Judge’s common-sense public health guidance throughout this pandemic.
“As the Chief Executive Officer of Texas' largest and most diverse county, I've been on the frontlines of our region's efforts to keep Texas families safe during the pandemic, protect and expand affordable healthcare, and address the harmful impacts of national disasters like Hurricane Harvey,” Judge Lina Hidalgo said. “To continue this progress we need engaged and collaborative partners in Washington, like Sima Ladjevardian, who will listen to our needs and advocate for our communities. This is why I'm proud to endorse Sima for Congress.”
“Judge Hidalgo has diligently guided Harris County through this terrible crisis, and I’m honored to have her support in this fight to protect our community and our health care from the president’s pandemic posterboy,” Sima Ladjevardian said. “Dan Crenshaw has endangered our community, undermined public health guidance, and chastised Judge Hidalgo from the start of this pandemic. With Judge Hidalgo on our side, we’re one step closer to bringing common sense, decency, and responsible leadership back to the halls of Congress.”
Sima Ladjevardian (SEE-ma LODGE-uh-VAR-DEE-un) is a lawyer, a mother of two, a breast cancer survivor, and a political activist who has called Houston home for more than 30 years. After fleeing the political upheaval of the Iranian Revolution, her family immigrated to the United States for their shot at the American Dream. Eventually settling in Houston, Sima has become a local leader in cross-cultural dialogue, bringing Texans of all backgrounds and faiths together for social justice. As an activist, she has worked tirelessly to turn Texas blue and elect candidates up and down the ballot — all while serving senior roles in Beto O’Rourke's senate and presidential campaigns. She has been recognized by the University of Houston for her tireless philanthropic and nonprofit work in the community, and she is fueled by the desire to fight for quality, affordable health care, justice, and unity in the United States Congress.
Sima has been added to DCCC’s Red to Blue Program and endorsed by EMILY’s List, Congressional Black Caucus PAC, BOLD PAC, End Citizens United, Planned Parenthood, AFL-CIO, AAPI Victory Fund, AAA Fund, Emgage PAC, Giffords PAC, Brady PAC, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Human Rights Campaign, NewDems Action Fund, Texas American Federation of Teachers, Foreign Policy for America, ASPIRE PAC, Texas Organizing Project, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, former US Senate/presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, former Sec. of HUD/presidential candidate Julían Castro, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, Congresswoman Katie Porter, and Mayor Sylvester Turner.