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Dr. Jirair Ratevosian has more federal experience in this race than any other candidate.  

An Armenian American, his parents immigrated from war. He’s a former advisor to President Biden and Secretary Blinken, helping lead on public health, national security, and LGBTQ issues. 

Having served as a legislative director for a California Congresswoman, he knows how to get things done. He will work to provide more affordable health care and housing. 

As a public health doctor, he will provide real solutions to the homelessness crisis. That’s why nurses, physicians, teachers, firefighters, and LGBTQ leaders support his candidacy.

Vote Jirair Ratevosian for Congress by Tuesday, March 5, 2024.


Voters—specifically those who identify as LGBTQ+ voters, allies, and progressive Democratic women who are OTT/CTV subscribers—need to see digital ads about:

  • Dr. Jirair Ratevosian has always fought for gay rights. He came out to his parents in his mid-30s. As an openly gay son of Armenian immigrants, he represents both generational change and increased diversity for a district known for its large Armenian American and LGBTQ communities. He will be a voice in Congress for all communities.


Persuadable voters—specifically those who identify as Democratic women, college-educated, and older Democratic men—need to see digital ads and read direct mail about:

  • Dr. Jirair Ratevosian will stand up to Trump and MAGA Republicans. His Armenian family suffered genocide, and as a senior State Department official under President Biden, Jirair fought for human rights and demanded accountability and justice for dictators who committed crimes against humanity. He understands the threat Trump poses to our democracy and will work hard to stop him.

Key Facts: 

  • Born and raised in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California 
  • First born son of a large immigrant family 
  • Openly gay public servant 
  • Brings generational change to Congress
  • A fighter for LGBTQI rights and visibility 
  • First Generation Armenian American 
  • Educated in Los Angeles Armenian schools 
  • Public health doctor – with a doctoral degree in infectious diseases from Johns Hopkins 
  • Progressive fighter 
  • Joe Biden’s advisor 
  • Most federal experience in this race –  congressional aide, a presidential advisor on national security issues, legislative director, senior policy advisor, chief of staff
  • Private sector leadership – seven years in corporate social responsibility  
  • Bipartisan experience fighting HIV/AIDS and curtailing war
  • Product of American dream 
  • Knows how Washington works and what needs to change in to make it work better 
  • Accountable to people – not special interest or corporations  
  • Pro labor
  • Pro law enforcement 
  • Pro small business 
  • Pro science
  • Pro reproductive freedom 
  • Pro human rights 
  • Pro peace
  • Pro cease fire
  • Pro assault weapons ban
  • Pro clean air and protecting our environment 
  • Pro student loan cancellation