Orlando, FL — Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings has officially endorsed Anna V. Eskamani for Florida State House District 47.

Sheriff Demings has a long and impressive track record in public safety. He served as Chief of the Orlando Police Department from 1998-2002, retiring after 21 years of service. He then served as Director of Public Safety for Orange County from 2002-2008 and was elected Sheriff of Orange County in 2008. He was subsequently re-elected for two additional terms and is now running to serve as Orange County’s next mayor.

“I have known Anna since her days as an officer of the College Democrats at UCF. That was nearly ten years ago, and it has been incredible to watch her grow into the community leader  she is today,” Jerry said. “Anna is someone who gets it — she works hard, takes time to understand the issues, and is always looking for common ground. She cares deeply about public safety and our first responders too. We will be in good hands with Anna as our next State House Representative.”

Anna offered the following statement in response:

“I am honored to have the support of Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings. Jerry is one of the most well respected leaders in our community and his trust in me speaks volumes to my ability to serve the great people of House District 47. The health, safety, and security of Florida families will always be my biggest priority, and together with partners like Jerry, we will work hard to ensure that every person in this state can live life to its fullest potential.”


More About Anna

Anna V. Eskamani is lifelong Orlando Native and daughter of immigrants 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. Anna has been featured on the cover of Time magazine.

*Provided for biographical purposes only