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Saima Farooqui is running for Florida State House Representative, District 97.

She is a Democrat with a commitment to making changes for the betterment of the community, emphasizing the importance of affordable education and housing, accessible healthcare, economic growth, and implementing policies for public safety.


Saima speaks at Women's March - Power to the Polls Florida eventSaima is a working class mother with a strong background in technology and a passion for civil rights. Saima tirelessly balances her roles as a mother, professional and civil rights activist, because her motivation comes from within. She knows how it affects individuals when community concerns and issues are not addressed, not acknowledged, or even minimized. Integrity, transparency, and passion are key qualities that Saima brings to the table as a delegate. As a Democratic Executive Committee member and Secretary of the American Muslim Democratic Caucus of Florida, Saima is no stranger to large projects, complex issues, and how people and organizations come together and work towards achieving positive results.

Saima would be honored to take on the responsibilities of Florida State House Representative, because she knows that the people are supposed to run the government, not the other way around. She is committed to serving openly and transparently, providing an efficient interface for citizens to address current issues. With current world and local events constantly in the media, on our minds, and in our lives, people are more motivated than ever to participate in local elections.

Our lives are all different, we all have our own concerns and ideas. At times, it may seem like we are all going in different directions. Just as we are made of billions of cells all playing different roles, we too must come together from all paths and directions to achieve our common goals. This doesn’t happen by standing by and letting things be; it happens by taking action, pushing forward, and embracing change. Every so often, the opportunity for advancement presents itself, and once again, that time is now! Elect someone who will protect your constitutionally-endowed rights! Elect change, transparency, and democracy. Elect Saima for Florida House Representative, District 97!

Housing

Saima knows both the joys and pains of homeownership. Florida is facing an affordable housing and insurance crisis. The funds that Floridians voted to reserve for affordable housing are being misappropriated and shifted away in unnecessary and destructive sweeps. People are losing their home insurance and are unable to afford policies because of predatory and fraudulent roof repair claims. Saima will support efforts to restore the Sadowsky Trust Fund and to punish those who are abusing vulnerable homeowners and taking insurance companies out of business.

Education

Saima has personally been impacted by receiving a quality education. Without having been provided the means to attain a quality education in her native country, she would not have been able to strive for her own success and fight for others through activism. Saima owes her position to her education and she wishes for everyone to receive an even better quality of education, free from unintuitive biases and unfair limitations. Saima will support legislation to increase pay to teachers, funding for technology and vocational programs, and better classroom size standards, so students can move from the K-12 system into a prosperous professional life.

Healthcare

Saima is a daughter with a terminally ill mother. She knows the bureaucratic hassles that families have to endure to receive even basic healthcare. Saima will support reforms to the Florida healthcare system, such as lowering prescription drug prices, increasing funding to Medicare and Medicaid, better incentives for insurance coverage, and better assisted living / nursing home standard of care certification.