Val Demings

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Val Demings
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 10
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sFlorida State University
Master'sWebster University
Personal
ProfessionFormer Chief of Orlando Policy Department
Websites
Campaign website
Val Demings campaign logo
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Val Demings was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 10th Congressional District of Florida. Demings ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[1] She was defeated by Daniel Webster on November 6, 2012.[2]

Biography

Education:[3]

  • Florida State University, B.S. in Criminology
  • Webster University, Masters degree in Public Administration

Career

Demings spent her early career as a Social Worker focused on foster care, and then joined the police force in Orlando.[3] Demings worked for 27 years with the Orlando police force, with 3 and a half years as the Chief of Police before retiring.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

  • Jobs
  • Wall Street Reform
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Budget/Deficit
  • Women

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 10th congressional district elections, 2012

Demings ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 10th District. Demings won the nomination on the Democratic ticket. [4] The signature filing deadline was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Incumbent Daniel Webster was seeking re-election on the Republican ticket. Demings ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[1] She was defeated by Daniel Webster on November 6, 2012.[5]

U.S. House, Florida District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Webster Incumbent 51.7% 164,649
     Democratic Val Demings 48.3% 153,574
     Independent Naipaul Seegolam 0% 46
Total Votes 318,269
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of Demings's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Demings lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Demings's campaign committee raised a total of $1,938,874 and spent $1,937,768.[6]

On October 15, 2012, quarterly reports were submitted by campaigns to the Federal Election Commission. The political blog Daily Kos did an analysis of the fundraising figures and found Democratic challenger Val Demings outraising Republican incumbent Daniel Webster in the third quarter. Demings raised $503,000 to Webster's $207,000.[7]

Personal

Demings’ husband, Jerry, is also law enforcement in Orlando, and is currently serving as the Sheriff of surrounding Orange County.[3]

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