Former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings has announced that her campaign for Congress in Florida’s 10th district has qualified to be on the ballot this fall by petition.
The campaign points out that the majority of the 2,298 petitions required to qualify came from Orange County voters and individuals representing over 40 counties across the state signed petitions for Demings. Qualifying via petition is seen as a demonstration of a campaign’s strength on the grassroots level.
“I’m so grateful for all of the people who helped us get to this point,” said Val Demings, “The support we have seen surrounding our campaign, from our dedicated volunteers to the community members we’ve met throughout Central Florida, has been overwhelming and we couldn’t be more excited about the growing momentum as we push towards August 30th.”
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.
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