Thursday, July 6, 2017

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings is running for county mayor

Posted By on Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 9:19 PM

  • Photo via Jerry Demings/Facebook
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, who once warned parents that if Amendment 2 passed then potheads will more than likely start handing out weed candy to kids every Halloween, filed to run for county mayor in the 2018 election Thursday afternoon.

The current Orange County mayor, Teresa Jacobs, cannot run again since she is term-limited. But so far, Demings doesn't face any serious competition in the next election. So far, the only other people that have filed to run are Jose Datil Colom (who was once ordered to serve probation for a corruption case) and Robert Edward Melanson (who was once convicted of trespassing on the roof of Rihanna's mansion).

At this point, we're not really sure what his platform stands. But Demings, whose wife is congresswoman Val Demings, will hold a press conference this Friday to shed more light on his candidacy.

According to Florida law, Demings would have to formally resign in order to qualify to run for mayor, and would have to do so by Dec. 4, 2018, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

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