News ID: 233910
Published: 0843 GMT November 07, 2018

Iranian American woman enters US State Congress

Iranian American woman enters US State Congress

Anna Eskamani as the first Iranian-American woman in the State of Florida, USA, entered the State Congress.

Eskamani succeeded in defeating Republican candidate, Stockton Reeves, in District 47 of Florida, gaining about 57 percent of the vote in the state legislature, IRNA reported.

Eskamani, who was born in Florida, began campaigning for restoring the same economic opportunity in Orlando, and heavily focused on environmental issues and economic justice during the campaign.

Orlando is a city in the state of Florida, founded in 1885 and has a population of nearly 250,000 by the 2010 census.

The nationwide and statewide elections were held on Tuesday in 50 US states. 

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