Sima Ladjevardian Raises More Than $1.5 Million in Q3

October 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas -- Today, the Sima for Texas campaign announced Ladjevardian raised $1.5 million in the third quarter of 2020. Ladjevardian has raised more than $3 million for the cycle.

Ladjevardian raised $1.4 million into her campaign committee, and an additional $145,000 into the Sima Victory Fund.

“Sima has built unprecedented grassroots momentum, and this massive fundraising haul reflects the enthusiasm we’re seeing on the ground,” Ladjevardian campaign manager Hilary Borris said. “As a breast cancer survivor and small business owner, Sima understands that high quality, affordable health care is on the ballot this November for all our Texas families. Congressman Crenshaw has been more focused on cutting health care for millions of Texans, spreading dangerous disinformation, and advocating for his corporate special interest donors than protecting his most vulnerable constituents — and the voters will hold him accountable on November 3rd.”

Ladjevardian’s fundraising numbers at a glance:

Q3 raised into general election fund: $1.4 million

Q3 raised into Sima Victory Fund: $145,000

Cycle raised: $3 million+

Corporate PAC money: $0


Sima Ladjevardian (SEE-ma LAHJ-ee-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.

Sima Ladjevardian Raises More Than $1.5 Million in Q3