Demings Vs. Rubio: Who has your back?

From all indications, Val Demings will run for Marco Rubio’s Florida Senate seat. Senator Rubio does not ha

From all indications, Val Demings will run for Marco Rubio’s Florida Senate seat. Senator Rubio does not have Citrus County values. Ninety-nine percent of the time, he votes on the side of the wealthy and not for the average Citrus County voter. He opposes taxing wealthy businesses and voted for the massive tax cut for the rich. He voted against disaster relief and funding education. We cannot depend on him to protect our environment. He once said, “Addressing global warming would destroy our economy.” Again, he does not have Citrus County's core values. His voting record shows he supports big business at the expense of Florida’s working people.

Congresswoman Val Demings, on the other hand, represents Florida's 10th Congressional District (Orlando) in the House of Representatives and has Citrus County values. She was raised in Jacksonville, Florida, with her six older siblings. Her mother, Elouise, was a maid, and her father, James, was a janitor.

She was the first in her family to graduate from college with a B.S. in Criminology from Florida State University, and then received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Before serving in Congress, she became the first women police chief in Orlando. During her distinguished 27-year career with the Orlando Police Department (OPD), she served in virtually every department, including Commander of the Special Operations.

Demings is a lifelong public servant who broke numerous glass ceilings in her rise through the Orlando Police Department and her election to Congress. According to www.politicsthatwork.com, she votes for the middle class 100% of the time. She voted for the $900 billion COVID relief package. She is against tax cuts for big business at the expense of the working citizen. She supports the police and realizes we have to deal with social ills. As Orlando’s former Police Chief, she helped reduce violent crime by forty percent. She feels that police work should be about building communities.

“Today, she works on the prestigious House Judiciary, Homeland Security, and Intelligence Committees. In 2020, she became one of the first women and the first Black American to prosecute a presidential impeachment before the U.S. Senate.” (www.valdemings.com)

The elections are a year away but keep her in mind as you contemplate who you want to represent YOU in the U.S. Senate.ve Citrus County values. Ninety-nine percent of the time, he votes on the side of the wealthy and not for the average Citrus County voter. He opposes taxing wealthy businesses and voted for the massive tax cut for the rich. He voted against disaster relief and funding education. We cannot depend on him to protect our environment. He once said, “Addressing global warming would destroy our economy.” Again, he does not have Citrus County's core values. His voting record shows he supports big business at the expense of Florida’s working people. Congresswoman Val Demings, on the other hand, represents Florida's 10th Congressional District (Orlando) in the House of Representatives and has Citrus County values. She was raised in Jacksonville, Florida, with her six older siblings. Her mother, Elouise, was a maid, and her father, James, was a janitor. She was the first in her family to graduate from college with a B.S. in Criminology from Florida State University, and then received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Before serving in Congress, she became the first women police chief in Orlando. During her distinguished 27-year career with the Orlando Police Department (OPD), she served in virtually every department, including Commander of the Special Operations. Demings is a lifelong public servant who broke numerous glass ceilings in her rise through the Orlando Police Department and her election to Congress. According to www.politicsthatwork.com, she votes for the middle class 100% of the time. She voted for the $900 billion COVID relief package. She is against tax cuts for big business at the expense of the working citizen. She supports the police and realizes we have to deal with social ills. As Orlando’s former Police Chief, she helped reduce violent crime by forty percent. She feels that police work should be about building communities. “Today, she works on the prestigious House Judiciary, Homeland Security, and Intelligence Committees. In 2020, she became one of the first women and the first Black American to prosecute a presidential impeachment before the U.S. Senate.” (www.valdemings.com) The elections are a year away but keep her in mind as you contemplate who you want to represent YOU in the U.S. Senate.

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