U.S. House District 10: Val Demings wins re-election

Congresswoman Val Demings has won reelection for U.S. House District 10 in Florida.

This district covers west Orange County. Demings beat opponent Vennia Francois (R).

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Val Demings (D) became a congresswoman in 2016 after incumbent Daniel Webster (R) did not seek re-election. Demings defeated Thuy Lowe (R) in the 2016 general election and then was reelected in 2018. 

According to her campaign website, Congresswoman Demings was the first in her family to graduate college. She worked as a social worker before joining the Orlando Police Department, where she was promoted to Chief in 2007, becoming the first woman to hold that position.

She now reportedly serves in the following committees as a congresswoman: Committee on Homeland Security (subcommittee- Transportation and Maritime Security) , House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (subcommittees- Defense Intelligence and Warfighter Support and Intelligence Modernization and Readiness), and the House Judiciary Committee (subcommittees- Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law and Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security).

She is also said to be a part of the Congressional Black Caucus, Women’s Caucus, New Democrat Coalition, Vice Chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task, Recruitment Chair for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Member of the Election Security Task Force, and Member of the Congressional Badge of Bravery Review Board. 

Congresswoman Demings, who is married to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, participates in several community organizations, including Saint Mark A.M.E. Church, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Member of the Orlando Chapter of The Links, NAACP, and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).

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