Orlando, FL– The first time Democrat candidate for Florida State House District 47 attended last night’s Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Political Mingle, sharing her story, her vision for Florida, and speaking to constituents. When results from the straw poll came in, Anna was declared the winner with 43.98% of the vote.

“I had an incredible time at the Winter Park Chamber’s Political Mingle, and was a member of the Winter Park Chamber when I served as a Senior Director at Planned Parenthood too,” said Anna. “I care about our business community deeply, which is why the first platform our campaign ever rolled out was our 47 Means Business platform, where we not only share our vision for a diversified economy, but we highlight a small business in HD47 each week. I believe it is possible to build an economy where business owners, managers, workers, and entrepreneurs can each achieve the American dream. It feels good knowing we’re not alone in that vision for Florida.”

You can visit Anna’s 47 Means Business platform here.

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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.

So far, Anna has earned the endorsement of over 40 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. When elected, Anna will be the first Iranian-American to serve in the Florida legislature.  

*Provided for biographical purposes only