Former Orlando police Chief Val Demings will speak at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night, her congressional campaign announced.
Demings, who is running for Florida's 10th Congressional District, will join Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other women of the U.S. House of Representatives on stage in Philadelphia, the campaign said.
"We need Val Deming's strong, purposeful leadership in Washington," Pelosi said in a statement. "In Congress, Val will be a powerful voice for our nation's security, gun violence prevention, and the families of Central Florida."
According to her campaign, Demings planned to leave for Philadelphia early Monday.
Original Story on Orlando Sentinel.