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Val Demings

Executive Fellow;
Former Representative (D-FL)

Val Demings

Val Butler Demings is a lifelong public servant. Demings served in the House of Representatives from 2017 to 2023. She served on the Judiciary, Intelligence, Homeland Security (chairing the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery) and Oversight and Government Reform committees.

Prior to joining Congress, Demings worked in law enforcement for nearly three decades and served at every rank level at the Orlando Police Department. She was Orlando’s first female chief of police from 2007 to 2011, and during her tenure reduced violent crime by more than 40%.

She was the first in her family to go to college and learned from her parents about the American dream.

Throughout her career, she received numerous awards and worked with organizations like Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, and more. Demings and her husband Jerry have been blessed with three children and five grandchildren. When she’s not fighting for our democracy and spending time with her family, she rides her Harley-Davidson Road King Classic.