ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - Jerry Demings, who is the Orange County Sheriff and running for Orange County Mayor, announced on Sunday that he has received the endorsement of United State Senator Bill Nelson.
Senator Bill Nelson says that "Jerry Demings is a trusted, respected leader who has spent his career keeping the people of Central Florida safe as a Sheriff and as Orlando Police Chief." He went on to say that "During his decades of service, Sheriff Demings has built coalitions to strengthen our community."
Jerry Demings also spoke about this endorsement, saying that "I am honored to receive this important endorsement." He says that "Senator Nelson and I have known each other for many years and I admire what he has been able to accomplish for the people of Florida."
Nelson's endorsement comes two days before the August 28th election.