U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy

Florida’s 7th Congressional District “I am excited and proud to support Anna in her bid to serve the people of House District 47. I have seen Anna in action and she is a proven effective advocate. She is a strong and empathetic leader, who is fighting to ensure the safety and security of our community and to hold our state government accountable. This community deserves a State Representative who will always put people over politics, and that’s why I will do whatever it takes to make sure we elect Anna in 2018.”

Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan

District 4 City Commissioner and Central Florida’s First Openly-LGBTQ Elected Official

“I heartily endorse Anna for House District 47 in the Florida Legislature. This Central Florida seat is an important partner with the City of Orlando. Anna will provide passionate, principled, and progressive leadership, a role she is perfect for.” “Respiro profundamente a Anna por el Distrito 47 de la Casa de la Legislatura de Florida. Este asiento de Florida Central es un socio importante con la Ciudad de Orlando. Anna proporcionará un liderazgo apasionado, de principios y progresista, un papel para el que es perfecta.”

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

Former State Senator, 1992-2002 “There’s no doubt that Anna truly represents the Democratic Party’s future. She is a rising star in Florida politics and in our community. She works hard each day to deliver results and gets things done for the people of Florida. I have full confidence that we will be in good hands with Anna Eskamani representing us in the Florida Legislature. It is my honor to endorse Anna Eskamani for Florida House District 47.”

Orange County Sheriff Jerry L. Demings

Sheriff Demings served as Chief of the Orlando Police Department from 1998-2002, then as Director of Public Safety for Orange County from 2002-2008, before being elected Sheriff of Orange County in 2008, and re-elected for two additional terms.

“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. 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.”

Moms Demand Action announced that Anna V. Eskamani has been given the distinction as a “Gun Sense Candidate” for her race in Florida House District 47.

“Reducing and preventing gun violence is a public safety issue, not a political one. Over 35,000 Americans are killed every year by gun violence and thousands more are injured. Responsible gun owners know that supporting the Second Amendment goes hand in hand with common-sense solutions to reduce gun violence. Thank you again for standing up for gun violence prevention and recognizing gun safety.”

Moms Demand Action

2018 “Gun Sense Candidates”

“Florida NOW PAC is thrilled to endorse Anna Eskamani for the Florida House District 47. Anna’s drive, talent, and passion shines in every endeavor she undertakes. Florida NOW and Planned Parenthood have formed a cohesive team, in large part due to Anna’s commitment to ensuring all Floridians have full access to reproductive health care. She will be a positive addition to the legislature.”

Terry Sanders

President, Florida NOW PAC

I first met Anna in 2012 and have admired her courage and grit since day one. Floridians can trust Anna to be a powerful and effective advocate for them. She is a bold and authentic leader that we can all count on. I am honored to support Anna, and cannot wait to have her as colleague in the Florida House. The Honorable Randolph Bracy

Florida State Senator, District 11

“Anna understands the critical role access to healthcare plays in every family—losing her mother to cancer when she was only 13. Through this tragedy, Anna became a tireless advocate for healthcare for all and will defend and protect reproductive rights for everyone in Florida. It’s a profound honor to endorse reproductive health champion Anna Eskamani.” Alaina Reaves

Organizing & Engagement Coordinator, #VoteProChoice

The comptroller acts an independent arbiter that monitors county spending and investments. Martha Haynie has really defined the office of the Comptroller, and leaves a legacy of superior stewardship, capability and outstanding public service. The Honorable Martha Haynie

Former Orange County Comptroller Martha Haynie, for 28 years, one of our longest-serving officials

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) is highlighting Anna Eskamani for Florida House as one of their “18 in 2018” picks! The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

18 in 2018

Pride Fund to End Gun Violence   “Anna has been a consistent and strong advocate for the disenfranchised, and has spent her career doing the right thing for Floridians. Anna supports legislation requiring background checks for gun sales, and will support legislation prohibiting discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in education, employment, housing, and public accommodations.” Jason Lindsay

Pride Fund Executive Director

Mayor Chapin was the first mayor of Orange County and a trailblazer for women in politics. She spoke and introduced Anna at her August 15 kickoff. The Honorable Linda Chapin

Orange County’s first Mayor (1990-1998)

“My wife Jerol and I consider Anna to be a promise for the future. We have been very impressed with Anna’s advocacy efforts on behalf of our community. Often those elected to office forget why they first sought public office and who they represent. We don’t believe that would be true for Anna. Bright new faces such as hers give me hope for the future.” The Honorable Bud Gardner

Former Florida State Senator, State Representative, and Brevard School Board Member

“Anna Eskamani is smart as a whip, as energetic as they come, and has a heart the size of a washtub. She wins, WE WIN!” The Honorable Patricia Schroeder

Former Congresswoman, first female U.S. Representative elected in Colorado

“I have known Anna for years, and have always respected her hard work and tenacity. She is a fearless leader who cares deeply about our community. As a former State Legislator, I cannot think of someone better to represent us. I am proud to endorse Anna V. Eskamani for Florida House District 47 and will do my part to help her win.” The Honorable Dick Batchelor

Former Florida State Representative

Run For Something Anna V. Eskamani is a progressive who is deeply connected to her community. Run For Something

Senate Representative for Florida's 15th District, former State Representative

“To represent a community, one has to have a spirit of service, commitment to the public without biases or prejudices, be a good listener and a good communicator. I have found that Anna V. Eskamani to have the qualities needed to represent her constituency. She is a woman of integrity, focused on the issues that affects her community, and driven to legislate on behalf of her constituents in order to better the quality of life of her citizens. I am proud to support Anna V. Eskamani on her quest for State Representative District 47.” Mayor Jose Alvarez

Mayor of Kissimmee

Anna V. Eskamani was named a “2018 Champion” by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which recognizes candidates from around the country who are fighting for progressive priorities and looking out for the needs of everyday families. “We’re proud to support Anna as she turns big ideas into action for working families.”

Stephanie Taylor

Co-founder, Progressive Change Campaign Committee

“Anna Eskamani is running a strong campaign with a bold progressive vision. An Orlando native, she has a long history of fighting for all Floridians. She believes that health care is a right, not a privilege, and she will be a fierce advocate for expanding affordable access to health care for everyone, especially women. … Not only could we flip the seat, we could fill it with an unabashed progressive who has been an active MoveOn member for years and who will work to increase access to education, to ensure equal pay for equal work, and to make sure that all our communities are represented and have a voice in the political process.”

The Members of MoveOn.org

There are more than 3,500 MoveOn members in Florida’s 47th House District

“Anna understands the struggles so many working families in Florida are facing, because she grew up facing those same struggles every day. She has devoted her life to lifting up working people, supporting struggling families, and holding politicians accountable to their constituents. Anna has proven herself to be a strong progressive who gets things done, and we will do our part to make sure she wins in November.”

Joe Dinkin

National Communications Director, Working Families Party

“We’re excited to announce our endorsement of Anna Eskamani, who is running for the Florida House in District 47. Her connections to the Iranian-American community, and the issues that affect us, run deep – she has organized activists locally against Trump’s Muslim ban and would become the first Iranian American ever elected to the Florida legislature!”

Jamal Abadi

Executive Director, National Iranian American Council (NIAC) Action

“We are excited that Anna Eskamani is running to represent our community in Tallahassee. We strongly support her candidacy, with confidence that she will bring the values, intelligence, energy, and integrity which is so needed in our government today. Anna is working energetically to present herself and her ideas, and we are confident that others will share our enthusiasm as they meet and hear her.” Polly and Thaddeus Seymour

Thaddeus served as President of Rollins College from 1978 to 1990

“Anna has shown a willingness to stand up for firefighter’s issues and the challenges we face as first responders. Anna will bring a fresh, new perspective to the Florida House that we believe will positively shape Orlando’s future for years to come. The Orlando Professional Firefighters are proud to call her our friend and endorse her candidacy for Florida House District 47.” Ron Glass

President, Orlando Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 1365

“Anna has the skills and temperament to be an outstanding legislator. Her compassion for people and her thoughtful and intelligent nature will make her someone to be proud of. I am happy to support Anna because I know she will keep all Floridians a priority.” The Honorable Mark Pafford

Former Minority Leader, Florida House of Representatives

“Anna is a dedicated member of her community, and she is committed to fight for those she hopes to serve. We are excited to support her on her mission to move Florida forward.” Atalie Ebersole

Women Under Forty PAC (WUFPAC)

“Working men and women in Central Florida need a champion representing their interests in Tallahassee. The Central Florida AFL-CIO has unanimously endorsed Anna Eskamani for Florida House District 47 because she is the champion we need. Anna shares our values and vision for a better future: better jobs, safe neighborhoods, livable wages, and a thriving Florida. She has shown time and time again that she is on the right side of working peoples’ issues. We are proud to support her campaign and will do everything in our power to ensure she wins next November​,​” said Eric Clinton, President of the Central Florida AFL-CIO Central Florida AFL-CIO

More than 100 Local Unions representing more than 70,000 hard working men and women in Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties

“Anna has the skills and temperament to be an outstanding legislator. Her compassion for people and her thoughtful and intelligent nature will make her someone to be proud of. I am happy to support Anna because I know she will keep all Floridians a priority.” Congressman Darren Soto

U.S. Congressman, Florida's 9th District, and Florida's First Puerto Rican Member of Congress

“It’s my pleasure to endorse Anna Eskamani for State House Representative, District 47. I’ve always been impressed with Anna’s professionalism, strength of character and strong leadership ability. I’m confident she will listen closely to the constituents of District 47 and work hard to address their concerns in Tallahassee. Anna Eskamani is the candidate to vote for District 47 Representative!” – Hon. Daryl Flynn The Honorable Daryl Flynn, and the Honorable Kat Gordon

Orange County School Board Members, Districts 2 and 5

“The citizens of Florida would be well-served to have someone as honest and compassionate as Anna representing their interests in Tallahassee.” The Honorable Michael Barber

Orange County Soil and Water Supervisor, District 1

“Anna Eskamani has been a champion of the people for many years, by being a fierce defender of reproductive justice, women’s rights, equality for all as well as many other progressive issues which put people first. Anna is and will continue to be a Progressive warrior – she is exactly the type of candidate that we need representing us in Tallahassee!” Commissioner Vivianna Janer

Osceola County Commissioner, District 2, Chairwoman of LYNX, Vice Chairwoman of the Tourist Development Council, and Vice Chairwoman of the Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission (SunRail)

“My wife and I are proud to support Anna in her run for House District 47.  She has proven to be an effective community activist and she will bring a much needed breathe of fresh air to the Legislature advocating for the needs of all generations.” Senator Vic Torres, Jr.

Senate Representative for Florida's 15th District, former State Representative

“I’m proud to endorse my friend Anna Eskamani for House District 47. I’ve had the pleasure of calling her a professional colleague for several years and have seen first hand her willingness to roll-up her sleeves and dive into difficult issues related to women’s rights and access to affordable, quality health care. Her worth ethic and tenacity is inspiring. She is exactly the kind of high-quality, hard working leader we need in the Florida House.” Representative Nick Duran

State Representative, District 112 (D - Miami)

Our first Florida House Democratic endorsements!

State Rep. Robert Asencio (D)
State Rep. Lori Berman (D)
State Rep. John Cortes (D)
State Rep. Evan Jenne (D)
State Rep. Shevrin Jones (D)

State Rep. Amy Mercado (D)

State Rep. Sean Shaw (D)

State Rep. Emily Slosberg (D)
State Rep. Carlos G. Smith (D)

Representative Amy Mercado

State Representative, District 48 (D – Orlando) and former Chair of the Orange County Democrats “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Anna Eskamani since she was a UCF College Democrat. She is an amazing individual who puts all her energy and passion in rolling up her sleeves to fight for community. She is exactly who we need in Tallahassee.” “He tenido el placer de trabajar con Anna Eskamani desde que era un demócrata universitario de UCF. Ella es una persona increíble que pone toda su energía y pasión en enrollar sus mangas para luchar por la comunidad. Ella es exactamente lo que necesitamos en Tallahassee.”

Representative Amy Mercado

State Representative, District 48, and former Chair of the Orange County Democrats “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Anna Eskamani since she was a UCF College Democrat. She is an amazing individual who puts all her energy and passion in rolling up her sleeves to fight for community. She is exactly who we need in Tallahassee.” “He tenido el placer de trabajar con Anna Eskamani desde que era un demócrata universitario de UCF. Ella es una persona increíble que pone toda su energía y pasión en enrollar sus mangas para luchar por la comunidad. Ella es exactamente lo que necesitamos en Tallahassee.”

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