Anna Kaplan is a former child refugee who has devoted her life to public service as her way of giving back to the country that has given her so much. Now serving her second term as a New York State Senator, Anna is fighting hard for Long Island and delivering results for our community. With your support this November, we can keep Anna Kaplan fighting for us in the Senate.
Anna Kaplan was born Anna Monahemi in Tabriz, Iran, and when revolution swept the country, her parents made the difficult decision to send her to America for her safety when she was just 13 years old. She arrived in Brooklyn as part of an international effort to save Iran’s Jewish children and was sent to live with a foster family in Chicago, where she learned to speak English and completed high school. Eventually, the family was reunited in Queens, where Anna went on to graduate from Yeshiva University before becoming the first woman in her family to graduate from law school at the Cardozo School of Law.
Anna and her husband Darren moved to Nassau County to start their family and raise their daughters, and Anna felt a strong desire to give back to the country that had opened its arms to her as a child in need. After volunteering in the community for several years, she ran for office and served first as a member of the Great Neck Library Board, then a member of the North Hempstead Town Council. In 2018, she made history when she was elected to the State Senate as the first former refugee to be elected to the New York State Legislature and the first Persian American. Since taking office, Anna has delivered on her promises to protect women’s reproductive rights, pass common-sense gun safety laws, deliver record funding and resources for our schools and law enforcement, decrease state income taxes, cap property taxes, and support small businesses. Anna stands up for Long Island families and will always fight for us!
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Local Newspapers Endorse Anna Kaplan
Kaplan earns the endorsement of TheIsland360.com, Great Neck News, Port Washington Times, Manhasset Times, New Hyde Park Herald Courier, Williston Times, and Roslyn Times Originally
LI Herald: Kaplan strong for law, order, rights of women
By Will Sheeline If Democrats are indeed soft on crime like many Republicans claim, Anna Kaplan makes it clear that list doesn’t include her. The
Senator Anna Kaplan Blasts Jack Martins for Refusal to Work as Senator Full Time if Elected
Martins has said he would continue to work at his practice if elected, and he cast doubt on whether or not he would continue to
Police Unions Endorse Senator Anna Kaplan for Re-Election in Nassau County
NYC PBA, the world’s largest municipal police union, and New York State Troopers PBA endorse Senator Anna Kaplan in the race for New York State
Diverse Coalition of Women, Reproductive Rights Organizations Endorse Senator Anna Kaplan in Her Bid for Re-Election
In recognition of her tireless leadership for women, women’s choice and reproductive rights, Emily’s List, #VOTEPROCHOICE, and a diverse coalition of 37 prominent local women
Senator Anna Kaplan Touts Support from Gun Safety Advocates in Re-Election Campaign
Kaplan, a national leader on gun safety who authored New York’s landmark ban on dangerous untraceable ghost guns, was endorsed by Long Islanders for Gun