Support local journalism. Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Val Demings wins in Congressional District 10

Posted By on Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 7:55 PM

  • Photo via Val Demings' campaign
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.

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."

This story is breaking. Check back here for updates.

Tags: , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues


© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation