Vice President Joe Biden Endorses Sima Ladjevardian for TX-02

September 15, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas -- Today, Vice President Joe Biden endorsed TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian in her run to unseat Congressman Dan Crenshaw.

"As a cancer survivor and mother of two, Sima Ladjevardian understands the life-saving power of high-quality, affordable health care for our families,” Vice President Joe Biden said. “I know she’ll fight for Houston working families’ priorities and I’m proud to endorse her candidacy for Congress."

“I’m incredibly honored to have Joe Biden standing with me in this fight for our health care and our families,” Sima Ladjevardian said. “Now more than ever we need Joe’s moral compass to guide our country forward, restore the soul of our nation, and ensure a healthier tomorrow for every American. With Joe Biden on our side, we’re one step closer to replacing Dan Crenshaw and his special interest-funded agenda.”


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, 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, and Congresswoman Katie Porter.

Vice President Joe Biden Endorses Sima Ladjevardian for TX-02