Valdez Venita Demings is an American politician, serving as the U.S. representative from Florida’s 10th congressional district since 2017.

The district covers most of the western half of Orlando and includes much of the area around Orlando’s resort parks.

It includes many of Orlando’s western suburbs, including Apopka and Winter Garden.

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From 2007 to 2011, Demings was chief of the Orlando Police Department, its first female chief, capping a 27-year career with the department.

She has also been the first lady of Orange County, Florida, since December 4, 2018, when her husband Jerry Demings was sworn in as mayor.

Demings was the Democratic nominee to represent Florida’s 10th congressional district in Congress in both 2012 and 2016.

After losing in 2012 to Republican incumbent Daniel Webster, she won in 2016 after the State Supreme Court mandated the creation of a new, majority-black district in Orlando.

Val Demings husband: Who is Jerry Demings?

In 1988, Val Demings married Jerry Demings, is the mayor of Orange County, Florida, and the former Orange County Sheriff.

Val Demings husband

He served as the chief of the Orlando Police Department, the first African American to do so, from 1999 to 2002.

The two met on patrol in the OPD; they married in 1988 and have three children.

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Jerry L. Demings, born June 12, 1959, is an American politician and former law enforcement officer serving as Mayor of Orange County, Florida, in office since 2018.

A Democrat, he previously served as Sheriff of Orange County, Florida, from 2009 to December 2018, and served as Chief of the Orlando Police Department and Director of Public Safety for Orange County, Florida.

He was elected Mayor of Orange County in August 2018, becoming the first Democrat and first African American to be elected to that office.

Jerry Demings

Demings was born and raised in Orlando, Florida, the youngest of five children.[5] His father was a taxi driver and his mother a homemaker.

One of his brothers died of heroin addiction. He graduated from Jones High School in Orlando and later attended Florida State University and Everest College, earning a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in business administration.

He also has a certificate of completion from Harvard University’s Harvard Kennedy School, FBI National Academy, and FBI National Executive Institute.