“This is more than just a moment, this is a movement” -Anna Eskamani
Orlando, FL — Democratic candidate Anna V. Eskamani has officially raised more than $200,000 in her bid to take back Florida State House District 47.
The Orlando native and first time candidate launched her campaign back in July. Since then, she has raised $184,409.70 in cash through her campaign account, and $24,250 through her political committee, People Power for Florida. She has also received $12,543.55 through in-kind donations to her campaign.
“This is more than just a moment, this is a movement,” said Anna. “I am an Orlando native and a daughter of working class immigrants who lost her mom to cancer at age 13. I never thought I would run for office one day, let alone raise more than $200,000 from over 1,600 individual donations in just eight months.
“I have been holding politicians accountable and pushing for common sense policy for the last ten years of my life. It’s about time women like me march from our neighborhoods and into the Florida House.”
Anna has earned the endorsement of 36 community leaders and organizations, including an early endorsement from Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. She was also one of the 48 women featured on the cover of Time magazine last month. When elected, Anna will be the first elected Iranian-American in Florida.
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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. She has also been featured on the cover of Time magazine.
*Provided for biographical purposes only
Note: Fundraising reports have been filed. The report for Anna’s campaign account is already online. Her PC report should be posted online soon.