Democrat Anna Eskamani‘s House District 47 campaign announced Thursday it will be holding an August fundraiser with co-chairs including Alan Grayson, Alex Sink, Bob Poe, and Steve Schale.
The August 15 fundraiser will be held at The Abbey, a popular downtown Orlando watering hole, especially for Democrats.
Eskamani, a Planned Parenthood director of external affairs and progressive Democratic organizer from Orlando, is first-in seeking to replace Republican state Rep. Mike Miller of Winter Park, who announced last month he’ll run for Congress rather than seek election.
The district serves north and central Orange County, including Winter Park and downtown Orlando.
The Democrat who ran against Miller last year, television producer Beth Tuura, is among the event chairs. Former Congressman Grayson, Former Florida Chief Financial Officer Sink, Democratic fundraiser Poe, Democratic operative Schale, former Orange County Comptroller Martha Haynie, lobbyist Kelly Cohen, and fundraisers Jim Kitchens, Ted Maines, and Jeffrey Miller are among those listed as co-chairs.
“Some say that fundraising during the summer is tough, but with a community like ours, anything is possible,” Eskamani said in a news release.