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Val Butler DemingsDEMDemocrat United States Representative, FL-10
65
Years of Age
5
Years of Experience
FLResidence (state)

Valdez Venita Demings (née Butler; born March 12, 1957) is an American politician and former police officer 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. 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 first lady of Orange County, Florida, since December 4, 2018, when her husband Jerry Demings was sworn in as the 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 redistricting statewide.On January 15, 2020, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi selected Demings to serve as an impeachment manager in the first Senate trial of President Donald Trump. In early August 2020, Demings was said to be one of the top contenders to be Joe Biden's vice-presidential running mate in the 2020 United States presidential election, along with Kamala Harris and Susan Rice. She was the Democratic nominee in the 2022 United States Senate election in Florida, losing to Republican incumbent Marco Rubio.

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Campaign Funding

20
18
$834,715
Total Raised
$839,180
Total Spent
$86,395
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Health Professionals$49,101
79%
Lawyers/Law Firms$39,227
75%
Industrial Unions$37,000
66%
Telecom Services$32,850
56%
Real Estate$28,003
52%
Leadership PACs$26,000
46%
Insurance$22,875
40%
Accountants$19,750
33%
Health Services/HMOs$16,600
33%
Retired$16,544
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education6 - 6 of 4
Webster University
Master in Public Administration
1996
Samuel W. Wolfson High School
Webster University Orlando
Florida State University
Bachelor of Science criminology
1976 - 1979
Past Positions1 - 4 of 4
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Florida
2017 - Current
Police Officer
Orlando Police Department
1984 - 2007
Chief
Orlando Police Department, 2007-2012
Commander
Special Operations, Orlando Police Force
Other Experience1 - 30 of 30
Member
United Way Board
Current
Member
Orlando Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
Current
Member
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
Current
Member
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Current
Member
National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives
Current
Member
Florida Bar Citizen Board
Current
Member
Saint Mark A.M.E Church
Current
Member
The Links, Incorporated
Current
Former Co-Chair
Florida Gang Intervention Regional Task Force
Former Executive Vice President
International Association of Airport and Seaport Police
Founder
Operation Positive Direction
Founder
Operation Free Palms
Member
National Congress of Black Women
Member
Florida Police Chiefs Legislative Committee
Member
Federal Judicial Nominating Commission
Member
NAACP
Chair
Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, United States House of Represenatatives
2021 - 2022
Member
Homeland Security Committee, United States House of Represenatatives
2017 - 2022
Member
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, United States House of Representatives
2019 - 2022
Member
Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, United States House of Representatives
2021 - 2022
Member
Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, United States House of Representatives
2021 - 2022
Member
Judiciary Committee, United States House of Representatives
2019 - 2022
Member
Oversight and Government Reform Committee, United States House of Representatives
2017 - 2018
Former Member
Intergovernmental Affairs Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Defense Intelligence and Warfighter Support (DIWS), United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
National Security Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives