Press Release

September 18, 2019

Maggie's List Proudly Endorses Amanda Makki for Florida’s 13th Congressional District

Washington, D.C. — Maggie’s List, a federal political action committee (PAC) dedicated to electing fiscally conservative women to federal office and statewide executive office, is proud to announce the endorsement of Amanda Makki for Florida’s 13th Congressional district.

As an infant, Makki and her family escaped an oppressive religious regime, known for its persecution of non-Muslims and silencing of non-believers, to come to America. With the little resources they could quickly scrape together, they escaped to come to the Land of Opportunity, where anyone with a dream and a good work ethic could become successful. While Makki’s father studied to become a surgeon, her mother was a childcare provider and delivered Yellow Pages to provide the family’s income. Makki witnessed her parents drive to succeed and commitment to the American Dream, which motivated her to start working at the young age of 15.

Her passion for service of people evolved into a passion to serve her country; as a Farsi language speaker, Makki was appointed by the George W. Bush Administration to serve the Army General Counsel at the Pentagon weeks after the September 11 terrorist acts. It was in this role she began to refine her knowledge of foreign policy. Makki went on to serve as senior advisor in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and before the age of 40, became one of the youngest partners at K&L Gates, one of the nation’s premier law firms. While Makki’s work at K&L Gates focused on health care policy, she also was engaged in the firm’s pro-bono efforts providing assistance through Legal Counsel for the Elderly, a leading provider of free legal services.

“Amanda Makki’s background is the perfect mix of legal education, legislative service in multiple federal capacities and healthcare advocacy,” states Sandra B. Mortham, Chairman of Maggie’s List and former elected Florida Secretary of State. “Her willingness to serve and lead will make a lasting, positive impact on Florida, the 13th Congressional districts’ citizens and Washington.”

“It is an honor to receive the early support of Maggie's List. I am thrilled to be endorsed by an organization that embodies values of strong national security, fiscal conservatism, more personal responsibility and limited government,” states Amanda. “My parents instilled in me from an early age the importance of individual and fiscal responsibility. Through hard work and self-reliance, we lived the American dream. The American dream my family realized is threatened both at home and abroad. I will never waiver in my commitment to protect and defend each individual's opportunity to achieve the American dream,” continues Makki.

About Maggie’s List
Maggie's List is a Federal Political Action Committee created to raise awareness and funds to increase the number of conservative women elected to federal public office. Since 2010, this group of dedicated women have had an outstanding record for endorsing successful candidates for United States Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. For more information about our candidate training or endorsement process please visit