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Florida Conservation Voters announce backing of Anna Eskamani, Geraldine Thompson

Florida Conservation Voters announced that it is backing two Democrats in key Florida House elections in Orange County: former state Sen. Geraldine Thompson in House District 44 and Anna Eskamani in House District 47.

“Orlando residents are fortunate to have two strong women leaders ready to serve in the Florida Legislature on day one,” Aliki Moncrief, executive director of Florida Conservation Voters stated in a news release issued by Eskamani’s campaign.

”Geraldine Thompson is a tireless leader and a respected voice when it comes to defending Florida’s drinking water and public parks. And Anna Eskamani is the fierce advocate Orlando needs to protect our rivers, lakes, and remarkable natural beauty,” Moncrief added. “They understand the importance of our environment to our quality of life and economy. FCV looks forward to working with both Geraldine and Anna in Tallahassee.”

Thompson is challenging Republican incumbent state Rep. Bobby Olszewski in HD 44, covering southwest Orange County. Eskamani and Republican nominee Stockton Reeves are competing for an open seat for HD 47, representing much of north and central Orange County.

Thompson was on the Florida Conservation Voters’ Board of Directors until earlier this year, but did not have a vote on her own endorsement.

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