ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Today Val Demings, Orlando’s first female Chief of Police and Congresswoman for Florida’s 10th District launched her campaign to represent Florida in the U.S. Senate against Sen. Marco Rubio.
“When you grow up in the South poor, Black and female, you have to have faith in progress and opportunity. My father was a janitor and my mother was a maid — she said: ‘never tire of doing good, never tire,” said Val Demings. “I’ve never tired of representing Florida, not for one single moment. I’ve never tired of standing up for what I believe is right. Now I’m running for the United States Senate because of two simple words: never tire.”
Wednesday, Demings released her campaign announcement video, “Never Tire”.
The race is on for Demings’ now open seat, with former state attorney Aramis Ayala, civil rights attorney Natalie Jackson, and State Senator Randolph Bracy recently announcing their bid, though they have not yet filed paperwork with the Florida Division of Elections. Three congressional district 10 candidates have officially filed: Democrats Jack Achenbach and Teresa Tachon, and Republican Willie Montague.
Mellissa Thomas is Editor for Florida National News. | firstname.lastname@example.org