Legislator Profile

Florida Representative Anna V. Eskamani (D)
Anna V. Eskamani
District Address:
1507 East Concord Street
Orlando, FL 32803-5411
(407) 228-1451

Capitol Address:
406 House Office Building
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
(850) 717-5042
political profile
  • House District:42
  • First Elected:2018
  • Terms Out:2026
  • Party:Democrat
  • Delegations:Orange
  • District Information:District map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2018, reelected subsequently
  • Born:May 20, 1990, Orlando, FL
  • Moved to Florida:
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Education:University High School, Theatre Troupe 4848, 2004-2008; University of Central Florida, BA, Political Science, International Studies, BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, Women's Studies, Certificate in Service Learning, 2008-2012; University of Central Florida, MA, Public Administration, MA, Nonprofit Management, Graduate Certificate in Gender Studies, Certified Nonprofit Professional, 2012-2015; University of Central Florida, PhD, Public Affairs, 2016-present
  • Occupation:Nonprofit Professional
  • Spouse:
  • Affiliations: Keep Orlando Beautiful, Board Member, 2024
    Central Florida Community Arts, Board Member, 2023
    Fair Fight National Fellowship Program, Senior Fellow, 2023
    Florida Legislative Energy and Climate Caucus, 2023
    Orange County Legislative Delegation, Chair, 2023-2024
    Smart Growth America, Member of State Legislator Champions Institute's First Cohort, 2023
    Aspen Institute of Germany's Transatlantic Cohort, Selected to participate in the Aspen Institute of Germany's Transatlantic Democracy Laboratory with a focus on climate and energy policy, 2022
    HOPE Partnership, Capital Campaign Steering Committee Member, 2020-2022
    University of Central Florida Women's and Gender Studies Advisory Council, Advisory Board Member, 2012-2022
    UCF College of Arts & Humanities Dean's Executive Council, Member, September 2019-present
    US Global Leader Coalition, Florida Advisory Committee Member, July 2019-present
    University of Central Florida Nonprofit Management Advisor Board, Board Member, 2017-present
    Valencia College Peace and Justice Initiative, Advisory Board Member, 2014-present
    Orlando Gay Chorus, Board Member, 2021
    Winter Park Playhouse, Board Member, 2021
    National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL), Florida's State Lead, 2020
  • Highlights:First Iranian-American elected to any public office in Florida
    Guardian Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Women Breaking Barriers and Blazing Trails Honoree, 2024
    Watermark Magazine, Wave Awards for Favorite Local Politician, 2022, 2023, 2024
    Watermark Magazine, Wave Awards for Greatest Ally to the Local Community, 2022, 2024
    Florida Education Association, Champion of Public Education Award, 2023
    Healthy Start Coalition of Orange County, Outstanding Public Official, 2022, 2023
    Legal Services Clinic of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida, Excellence Award, 2023
    Orlando Weekly, "Best of Orlando Awards", Elected Official of the Year, 2023
    Powerful IDEA Awards, Awardee for State Legislative Candidate, 2023
    UCF School of Public Administration, Public Service Leadership Award, 2023
    WUCF-TV Champion, 2023
    Americans for the Arts, Public Leadership in the Arts Award, 2022
    Florida Association for Theatre Education, Outstanding Theatre Arts Legislator, 2022
    Florida PTA, Legislator of the Year, 2022
    National Diaper Bank Network Champions Award, 2022
    Pace Center For Girls, Orange Legislator of The Year, 2022
    Orlando Magazine, "Orlando's 50 Most Powerful People", 2021, 2022
    Orlando Weekly, Readers' Choice, Best Local Politician, 2020, 2021, 2022
    Share the Care of Central Florida, Outstanding Advocate of the Year, 2022
    The Pride Chamber, Community Champion, 2022
    Watermark Magazine, Wave Awards for Favorite Local Activist, 2022
    Delta Kappa Gamma, Legislative Friend of Education Award, 2021
    Florida Education Association, Friend of Public Education Award, 2021
    Orlando Magazine, Best Community Leader, 2021
    Orlando Magazine, Women of the Year, 2021
    UCF Public Administration Research Conference, presented In Her Own Words: The Impact of Poverty on Health Care Access and Outcomes, 2021
    Democratic Women's Club of Florida, Legislator of the Year, 2020
    Equality Florida, Voice For Equality Award, 2020
    Florida Chapter National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Central Unit, Elected Official of the Year, 2020
    Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, Legislative Leadership Award, 2020
    National Guard Association of Florida, Mr. Charles Maddox Patriotism Award, 2020
    Orlando Sentinel, Central Floridian of the Year, Finalist, 2020
    Run For Something, Virtual Vanguard Award, 2020
    The LGBT+ Center Orlando, Champion of Equality Award, 2020
    UCF, 2020 Distinguished Alumnus, 2020
    Iranian American Bar Association Northern Californian Chapter, Distinguished Elected Official Award, 2019
    Orlando Magazine, 50 Most Powerful People, noted as one of the most power people in Central Florida, 2019
    UCF Public Administration Research Conference, presented Evidence-Based Policymaking: Using Big Data to Evaluate Public Sector Innovation and Improve Organizational Performance, 2019
    Orlando Magazine, 50 Most Powerful People, noted as a "Powerful Force" in Central Florida and one of fifteen to watch, 2018
    Watermark Magazine, Orlando's Most Remarkable Person, December 2018
    Orange County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC), Cannon Porta Award, 2017
    Orlando Magazine, 50 Most Powerful People, noted as one of the most powerful Central Floridians who are shaping Orlando, 2017
    Central Florida Women's Resource Center, Outstanding Women Award, 2016
    Leadership Florida, Connect Florida Class VII Graduate, 2016
    Leadership Orlando, Class 91 Leadership Orlando Graduate, 2016
    UCF College of Health and Public Affairs, Alumni Achievement Award, 2016
    UCF, 30 Under 30 Award, 2016
    Women's Media Center, Progressive Women's Voices, 2016
    Orlando Sentinel, Central Florida 100, 2015
    UCF Women's and Gender Studies Program, proclamation May 20th "Anna V. Eskamani Service Learning Day," 2015
    Emerge USA, Community Service Award, 2014
    Girl Scouts of Citrus Council, Women of Distinction nomination, 2014
    SMART Research Grant Recipient, conducted research on student voter apathy, 2012
    Society of Professional Journalists, Region 3 Mark of Excellence Award, 3rd place General Column Writing, 2012
    UCF, Order of Pegasus, 2012
    UCF, Top Honor Graduate, 2012
    Academic Research
    Florida Political Science Association, presented "Intimate Partner Violence Behind Closed Doors, The Connection Between Violence and Collective Efficacy", March 2017
    Public Administration Research Conference, presented "A Summer Storm, How Florida Planned Parenthood Navigated Crisis Communication with New Media", April 2016
    International Women's Issues Conference, presented "Global Conception Program & Their Potential Impact on US Teen Birth Rate", February 2014
    Information & Policy Analysis Center Conference, presented "Moving Women Forward: The Lack of Female Representation in US Politics", February 2013
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