Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Val Demings wins in Congressional District 10
By Monivette Cordeiro
on Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 7:55 PM
CD 10 encompasses west Orange County, including Apopka, Disney World, Orlando International Airport, parts of Parramore and downtown Orlando. Demings, a Democrat, was competing against Republican businesswoman Thuy Lowe.
"I am so humbled and grateful that the people of Central Florida chose me to represent them in Washington," Demings says in a statement. "As the daughter of a maid and a janitor, my parents taught me the importance of hard work and believing in myself. Without those values I wouldn't be standing here today. I have made it my priority to protect and serve this community for the past three decades, and I look forward to continuing that work in Washington."
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The Associated Press declared former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings the winner in Florida's Congressional District 10 after she captured 65 percent of the vote early in the night.