Val Demings

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Val Demings
US Rep Val Demings.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 10th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded byDaniel Webster
Personal details
Valdez Venita Butler

(1957-03-12) March 12, 1957 (age 65)
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jerry Demings
Alma materFlorida State University
OccupationPolice officer
WebsiteHouse website

Valdez Venita "Val" Demings (née Butler; March 12, 1957) is an American police officer and politician.

She serves as the member of the United States House of Representatives from Florida's 10th congressional district. She served as Chief of the Orlando Police Department, the first woman to hold the position. She was the Democratic nominee in both 2012 and 2016 to represent Florida's 10th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives, the latter of which Demings won.[1]

In June 2020, Demings became one of the final four finalists for Joe Biden's running mate for the 2020 election.[2]

In May 2021, Demings announced her plans to run for the United States Senate, challenging Republican incumbent Marco Rubio in the 2022 election.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Florida U.S. House 10th District Results: Val Demings Wins". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  2. Zeleny, Jeff; Merica, Dan (June 26, 2020). "Nation's reckoning on race looms large over final month of Biden's running mate search". CNN.
  3. Caputo, Marc. "Val Demings to run for Senate against Rubio". POLITICO. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  4. Mazzei, Patricia (2021-05-18). "Val Demings is planning to challenge Marco Rubio for one of Florida's Senate seats". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-05-18.

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