Anna V. Eskamani has reached another campaign milestone in her bid to take back Florida State House District 47.
The first time candidate and 28 year old Orlando native has raised $421,538 from over 2,000 individual donations. This total is the combination of $350,688 raised through her campaign account, and $70,850 through her Political Committee People Power for Florida. The average gift size in her campaign account is $120, and Anna has accepted no money from fossil fuel companies or Big Sugar. With several events already planned, and about six weeks to go, Anna shows no signs of slowing down in her fundraising efforts either.
“Our campaign offers a compelling vision for the people of House District 47 and for Floridians across the state,” said Anna. “We want a world where everyone wins– where business owners, managers, entrepreneurs, and workers can live in harmony and each achieve the American Dream. Where public schools are valued, the environment protected, gun violence reduced, and health care accessible to all. I am thrilled to have raised more than $420,000 in our bid to serve House District 47 and am honored that our donations include gifts from Democrats, Republicans, and from those with no major party affiliation.”
In addition to her effective fundraising, Anna’s team has also knocked on more than 22,000 doors. Last Friday Anna debated for the first time her Republican opponent. Despite his efforts to attack her character through mail, Anna continued to shine.
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More About Anna
Anna V. Eskamani is an 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, for the last six years 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 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 earned the endorsement of over 60 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.