Communications workers' union backs Anna Eskamani - Florida Politics

Communications workers’ union backs Anna Eskamani

The Communications Workers of America Local 3108 is endorsing Democrat Anna Eskamani in the Florida House District 47 race, her campaign announced Monday.

The labor union represents telecommunications and information technology, the airline industry, news media, broadcast and cable television, education, health care and public service, law enforcement, manufacturing, and other fields.

“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,” Steve Wisniewski, president of CWA Local 3108, stated in a news release issued by Eskamani’s campaign.

“Anna has been a longtime 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. Get out and vote, and encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to do the same, for Anna Eskamani for Florida House District 47,” he continued.

Eskamani faces Republican Stockton Reeves in the HD 47 race to represent north-central Orange County. Republican incumbent state Rep. Mike Miller is not seeking re-election.

“Our government from Washington, D.C., to Tallahassee has become an embarrassment because too many politicians care more about special interests than our working families. It doesn’t have to be this way,” Eskamani stated in the release. “I am honored to have the support of Communications Workers of America, Local 3108, and cannot wait to be a voice in the Florida House that protects our unions, and balances the needs of our workers, business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs.”

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at scott@floridapolitics.com.

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