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.”

U.S. Congresswoman Val Demings

Florida’s 10th Congressional District

“Anna’s leadership and life-long commitment to empowering her community, whether it’s as an educator at the University of Central Florida or as an advocate of women’s health with Planned Parenthood, are unmatched in this race. Her passion for turning advocacy into action has inspired a wave of grassroots support because she not only shares their values but vows to protect them. Now more than ever, Tallahassee needs bold leaders like Anna who will fight for hardworking families. I am proud to endorse Anna Eskamani for State House District 47.”

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.”

State Senator Linda Stewart Endorses Anna V. Eskamani for Florida House 47

Senator Linda Stewart

Florida State Senator, District 13

“Anna V. Eskamani for Florida House 47 has been given the Women’s March Florida Candidate distinction, for standing up for the rights of women, families, and our communities in Florida.

Women's March Florida Candidate

“Anna Eskamani has a long history of fighting for all marginalized people, especially LGBTQ communities. She’s the real deal and we can’t think of a better person to represent downtown Orlando, Winter Park and South Orlando’s diverse LGBTQ communities. We need her passion, vision and talent in Tallahassee now more than ever.

Joe Saunders

Senior Political Director, Equality Florida

“I deeply admire and respect the work of our public safety workers. Firefighters are real life superheroes, and I am committed to ensuring that all public safety workers and emergency responders are protected with strong pensions, fair wages, and good benefits that include support for PTSD. Firefighters also need legislation that would recognize cancer as an occupational hazard, and I look forward to working across the aisle to ensure cancer benefits to those firefighters afflicted with the disease. Anna V. Eskamani, upon receiving the endorsement of the Orange County Fire Fighters Association, IAFF 2057

The Sunrise Movement is an organization committed to making climate change an urgent priority across America through electing leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people, while also addressing the deep influence of fossil fuel executives in politics. Sunrise Movement

“Vamos4PR is a movement of Puerto Ricans and allies to make sure all Americans are aware of what’s happening in Puerto Rico and why it matters to all people in the US. Anna knows that Puerto Rico can rise from its financial crisis and infrastructure damage, without placing the burden or blame on working families in the island. She will work hard to support Puerto Ricans everywhere.” Vamos4PR

“We are pleased to announce the endorsement of Anna V. Eskamani by the Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida. We appreciate Anna’s commitment to preserve protect and enhance Florida’s natural environment. We will do everything we can to announce that commitment. Michael Newett

President, Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida

“Anna has been standing up against harmful policies that threaten Central Florida families.” Emily's List

“Our priorities in races were trying to support young people and trying to support candidates who had messages that support young people. We’re endorsing our own. We want to make sure that people who speak to youth issues get recognized for it. Anna V. Eskamani is dedicated to securing the future of the Florida Democratic Party, and exemplifies our mission of providing county chapters with resources to build stronger young voters. She has dedicated her career to ensuring the education and turnout of youth in local, state, and national elections.” Jake Sanders

President, Florida Young Democrats

“Thank you for stepping up to run for Florida House District 47 and for representing our progressive values. We recognize it takes commitment and teamwork to drive a progressive agenda and look forward to working with you to make that a reality.” Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida

An official charter of the Florida Democratic Party

“Anna represents the American dream. She grew up in Orlando as a daughter of immigrants, went to public school, and lost her mom to cancer when she was thirteen years old. That loss has shaped her into the authentic, bold, and committed service leader she is today. Florida needs more people like Anna in office, and I know she’ll fight hard for the families of House District 47 and for the families in her state.” The Honorable Martin O'Malley

61st Governor of Maryland (2007 – 2015)

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

“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

“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

“The hard working men and women of the Communications Workers of America, Local 3108, have wholeheartedly thrown their support to the candidacy of Anna Eskamani for Florida House District 47. Anna has been a long time friend of the CWA and has demonstrated that she shares our concerns, and our hopes, for a better future. She has the tenacity and determination to fight for the rights of working class Floridians and to push forward in the struggle to provide better jobs, better schools, safer communities, and economic and social justice for the good people of Central Florida.”

Communications Workers of America, Local 3108

Flippable mobilizes the grassroots to flip the state seats that matter most. We have been endorsed as one of their 100 targeted races in the country.

Christopher Walsh

Director of Political Partnerships and Co-Founder, Flippable

“Anna V. Eskamani for Florida House 47 has been endorsed for her steadfast commitment to real progressive change by Orlando for Revolution, OurRev305, and Our Revolution Puerto Rico.”

Orlando for Revolution, OurRev305, and Our Revolution Puerto Rico

“By your interest in our organization, your willingness to learn about veteran issues, and your affirmation that you will work for the benefit of veterans upon your election, you have shown yourself to be a true friend of veterans.” Phil Giorno

President, Democratic Veterans Caucus of Florida

“In Florida, SEIU represents over 55,000 retired and active members who provide vital services to communities across Florida in the healthcare, public and property service sectors. As a working class daughter of immigrants, Anna knows what it’s like to grow up with starvation wages, not knowing if bills will paid on time. Workers are the backbone of our country, and we envision a world where workers, business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs can each achieve the American dream, and contribute to a diversified economy.” Marcus L. Dixon

Political Director, SEIU Florida

“People For the American Way’s Next Up Victory Fund is proud to endorse Anna Eskamani for the Florida House of Representatives. Anna has shown that she’s a fighter for the families of her district and for the basic values that make our democracy work. She’s put forward a clear vision about how Florida can help make sure that all people have an equal chance to succeed, including access to good jobs, quality education and essential health care. Anna Eskamani is working for a fairer, stronger, more just Florida, and we look forward to helping her win election in November.

Next Up Victory Fund, People for the American Way

“You have been a strong supporter of reproductive health and we
know you will continue to be a dedicated advocate.
Lillian Tamayo and Stephanie Fraim-Kight, Board Members

Florida Planned Parenthood PAC

“We are proud to endorse Anna Eskamani for House District 47, a former College Democrat member who helped rebuild our organization in 2010. We are proud to endorse Anna for her tireless efforts for healthcare, women’s rights and LGBTQ rights. Anna recently received an endorsement from former candidate for President, Governor Martin O’Malley and was featured on the TIME magazine cover ‘The Avengers.’ Eskamani is young, motivated and ready to bring much needed progressive change to Florida. Florida College Democrats

A chartered state federation of the College Democrats of America

“FEA has chosen to endorse the candidacy of Anna V. Eskamani for the office of Florida House District 47. This endorsement is a recognition of Anna’s advocacy for teachers and support professionals, as well as her support for neighborhood public schools in Florida. Joanne McCall

President, Florida Education Association (FEA)

“A daughter of immigrants from Iran, Anna’s life story epitomizes American principles and values of hard work, perseverance, equality, and commitment to family. A proven leader and advocate, she has worked tirelessly to help people in her community. We have full confidence that Anna’s passion for public service, commitment to understanding the issues, and finding common ground will get results for the state of Florida. As an organization that encourages Iranian Americans to actively participate in the democratic process and to give back to America as it has given to us, we are extremely proud to endorse Anna Eskamani for Florida House District 47. Morad Ghorban

Political Director, National Iranian American Council

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

“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)

“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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