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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 first 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 safety. 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’s Stern College For Women and then Benjamin N. 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 years as a local volunteer in the schools and community, she was elected to the library board, appointed to the North Hempstead zoning board of appeals, and then elected to two terms as a North Hempstead Town Councilmember. She made history in 2018 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 brought back record funding and resources for our community, including our schools and our first responders, capped property tax increases, and lowered state income taxes. Anna stands up for Long Island families and will always fight for us!
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