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Orlando, FL — Former State Senator Geraldine Thompson has thrown her support behind Anna V. Eskamani for Florida House District 47.

“Anna is a leader in our community and understands firsthand the challenges we face as a nation and state,” said Senator Thompson. “She has been a problem-solver for years, and is a strong role model for women and girls too. I am proud to stand with Anna in her campaign and give her my full support.

In response, Anna had the following to say:

“Senator Thompson is an incredible public servant and has committed her life to improving the lives of everyday Floridians. I am humbled by her support and excited to have her join our campaign as we work hard to build a community where all people can reach their fullest potential.”

Senator Thompson served as a member of the Florida State Senate from 2012 to 2016, representing parts of Orlando and western Orange County. She previously served three terms in the Florida House of Representatives, from 2006 to 2012. Before her time in public office, Senator Thompson worked as a teacher in Orange County Public Schools. After six years in the classroom, she left to accept a position as Director of the Equal Opportunity Office at Valencia State College where she served for 24 years.

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More About Anna
Anna V. Eskamani is lifelong Orlando Native and daughter of immigrant parents who has worked relentlessly her entire life to protect all members of our community through effective advocacy, bold leadership, and strategic management. A community organizer with a proven track record in building consensus while fighting unapologetically for progressive values, Anna currently serves as the Senior Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida.* She manages a team across 22 counties and is known in the legislature and across the nation as an advocate for women’s health and equality. Anna is also a PhD student in Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida and serves as an Adjunct Professor teaching Intro to Women’s Studies. Tough, authentic and unafraid, Anna is a progressive who has proven herself as a leader who works hard, delivers results, and gets things done.

*Provided for biographical purposes only