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Anna Eskamani

Representative Anna V. Eskamani is an Orlando native and daughter of working-class immigrants from Iran. In 2018 she ran for office as a first-time candidate flipping a state legislative seat by nearly 15 points, becoming the first Iranian American elected to any public office in Florida and the youngest Democrat in the Florida Legislature. Today, she is a leading national voice on issues of equality, and is pursuing her PhD in public affairs at her alma mater, the University of Central Florida.