Sima Ladjevardian Raises More than $540,000 in Q2 -- Recording-Breaking Haul for Crenshaw Challenger

July 15, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas -- Today, the Sima for Texas campaign announced Ladjevardian raised $541,284 in the second quarter of 2020. Ladjevardian has raised more than $1.6 million for the cycle — outraising the 2018 Democratic nominee’s entire eighteen-month haul in merely six months.

After entering the race on the day of the filing deadline, Ladjevardian’s campaign earned an impressive 9,403 individual donations from nearly 5,000 donors, now entering the third quarter with more than $545,000 cash on hand.

“After entering this race at the eleventh hour before the filing deadline, Sima has built unprecedented grassroots momentum heading into the third quarter,” 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. As COVID-19 ravages Houston, Congressman Crenshaw is more focused on cutting health care for millions of Texans, spreading dangerous disinformation, and advocating for his corporate special interests than protecting his most vulnerable constituents — and the voters will hold him accountable this November.”

Ladjevardian’s fundraising numbers at a glance:

Q2 raised: $541,284

Cash on hand: $545,046

Cycle raised: $1,624,679

Total donations: 9,403

Total donors: 4,775

Corporate PAC money: $0

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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 endorsed by EMILY’s List, Congressional Black Caucus PAC, BOLD PAC, End Citizens United, Planned Parenthood, AFL-CIO, AAPI Victory Fund, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, former US Senate/presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, former Sec. of HUD/presidential candidate Julian Castro, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, and Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia.

Sima Ladjevardian Raises More than $540,000 in Q2 -- Recording-Breaking Haul for Crenshaw Challenger