Former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings has announced the her campaign for Congress in Florida’s 10th District, has been endorsed by Laborers Local 517, an Orlando based union consisting of about 1,400 workers.
“I’ve known Chief Val Demings for a long time, and she’s always been someone who not only says the right things, but more importantly, does them,” said Dave Brier, Business Manager, Laborers Local 517, “We are proud to support her in Florida’s 10th Congressional District. We know that she will continue to fight for us, by advocating for living wage legislation and safer working conditions for laborers throughout Central Florida.”
Demings is running for Congress in the recently redrawn 10th district. Other candidates running in the high-profile Democratic primary include State Senator Geraldine Thompson, former FDP Chair Bob Poe, and Attorney Fatima Fahmy. Incumbent Republican Daniel Webster has announced he’s running in the 11th district this November.
“The work the union does is essential to protecting the rights of working families,” said Chief Val Demings, “I’m so grateful to have the support of the Laborers Local 517. I am proud to stand with these workers, many of whom I consider friends, and support legislation that provides livable wages, necessary benefits and keeps people safe while they are on the job.”
Original Story on Orlando Politics.