Representative Anna V. Eskamani is an Orlando native and daughter of working-class immigrants who has committed her life to advocating in support of Florida’s hardworking families. A community organizer with a proven track record in building consensus while fighting unapologetically for progressive values, Anna served as the Senior Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. She managed a team of six across 22 counties and is known across the nation as an advocate for women’s health and equality. In addition to her professional work, Anna is a PhD student studying Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida. On November 6, 2018 Anna was elected to serve the great people of House District 47 with a vote margin of 57% to 43%, flipping a legislative seat, and becoming the first Iranian-American elected to any public office in Florida. During her first legislative session, Anna fought hard to increase funding for arts and culture, pushed back against anti-democratic legislation, and did her part to build collective power along the way. Tough, authentic and unafraid, Anna is a progressive who has proven herself as a leader who works hard, delivers results, and gets things done.
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