Amanda Makki and her family escaped an oppressive religious regime, known for its persecution of dissidents to come to America when she was just an infant. 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. 

Known for her tenacious work ethic from her younger years, Makki started out as a file clerk in a doctor’s office and worked full-time as an office manager and medical biller while earning her college degree. It was through working so closely and empathetically with patients in need that fostered Makki’s desire to serve others.

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 terrorist acts of 9/11. It was in this role that 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 world's largest 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 is a fisherman, golfer and an avid bike rider on the Pinellas Trail. She has resided in the 13th Congressional District of Florida since 2015. She is active in her faith and worships at Starkey Road Baptist Church.


  • Jumpstart our economy post COVID-19 and prevent Democrats' tax increases and overregulation of our small businesses.

  • Reduce out-of-pocket costs mandated by Obamacare

  • Stop the spread of socialism

  • Ensure Veterans have access to care and services

  • Fix our transportation and traffic systems

  • Push for term limits for Members of Congress




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