Orlando, FL– Democratic candidate for Florida State House District 47 has earned the endorsement of the National Association of Social Workers, Florida Chapter!

“We are pleased to announce that the National Association of Social Workers, Florida Chapter (NASW-FL) has chosen to send this letter of endorsement in support of your campaign for House Seat, District 47 of Florida,” said Executive Director Jim Akin and Board Chair Dr. Ruth Brandwein. “We have made this endorsement based on your history of support of important social services, and we also advocate on behalf of Florida families for accessible and affordable services in health care, behavioral mental health care, child welfare, school safety and social justice issues.”

Anna added the following statement to celebrate her latest endorsement:

“I am honored to have the support of the National Association of Social Workers, Florida Chapter. Social workers serve our state with the sole purpose of alleviating conditions of those in need of help. They lead with an intersectional lens that is evidence-based, and I cannot wait to support every day Floridians and our social workers through policies that desegregate poverty and break down barriers to care.”

NASW-FL represents approximately 4,500 professional social workers in the state of Florida.


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.