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Meet Jirair

'je-RAR ra-teh-VO-see-yan'

Democrat for California's 30th District

Jirair Ratevosian is a proud Armenian American from Los Angeles. He was born in Hollywood and grew up in Sun Valley, the son of Armenian and Lebanese immigrants. An experienced leader, public health expert and progressive voice for change, Jirair has dedicated his life to helping others and spent his career bringing diverse communities together to solve big challenges.

Jirair was appointed by President Biden as the most senior Armenian American official at the State Department; served as legislative director to Congresswoman Barbara Lee; was a grassroots community organizer and activist; and worked in the private sector. A product of the school system in Los Angeles, he graduated from UCLA and has a doctoral degree in public health from Johns Hopkins.

Jirair is running for Congress because his grandfather’s American dream is far from reach for many. Jirair is in this race because representation matters and there is so much at stake to ensure everyone has a fair shot to chase their own dream. As the son of Armenian immigrants, and an openly gay public servant, Jirair brings needed representation and generational change to strengthen all communities across Los Angeles to ensure Congress is more reflective of our incredible diversity and responsive to the people of California-30.

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