WHAT VOTERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VAL DEMINGS
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 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:
- Expanding background checks to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists, criminals and the mentally ill.
- Protecting the Affordable Care Act that provides health care to millions of Americans.
- Working to increase our high school graduation rates while supporting President Obama’s free community college program and making college more affordable for everyone – especially students in need.
- Fighting to protect Social Security and Medicare for our seniors who count on those programs when they retire.