As Orlando’s Police Chief, it was Val's holistic approach and dynamic leadership that lead to a 40% drop in violent crime. Val shepherded the department through the financial crisis and despite budgetary constraints kept the same number of officers on the streets. Chief Demings will bring that same passion and commitment for her community to Congress. She is the clear front-runner to take this seat from red-to-blue.
Because of her commitment, Orlando is a better place today. I know she will bring that same passion for her community to Congress and I'm proud to endorse her in Florida's 10th Congressional District Race.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
BY CHIEF VAL DEMINGSORLANDO - When I was growing up I watched my father, James Leroy Butler, work full-time as a janitor. But, that job was never enough to support our family. He had to pick u…
Central Florida needs to know that former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings rose from humble beginnings to live the American dream. Chief Demings is running for Congress to ensure everyone in Florida’s 10th Congressional District has that same opportunity. As a member of Congress she will fight to protect the progress made by President Obama from radical Republicans.
Chief Demings was raised in Florida by her mom who was a maid and her dad who was a janitor. She grew up in a two-bedroom house with seven kids. They didn’t have much and struggled a lot, but after graduating from a segregated high school Chief Demings became the first in her family to earn a college degree. She went on to work her way up to become Orlando’s first female Police Chief.
Central Florida voters need to know that as Orlando’s Police Chief, Val Demings worked to improve relationships with the community and reformed Orlando’s police department to lower crime by 40%, all while the police department’s budget was being cut. And Central Florida voters need to know that Chief Demings will be the leader we need in Congress. She will fight to protect President Obama’s progress from radical Republicans by: