Chief Val Demings, Democratic candidate for Florida’s 10th Congressional District, is among the first in the nation to be endorsed by the Collective PAC. The PAC endorses African-American candidates who are committed to supporting initiatives that enhance the black community.
“Chief Val Demings represents everything that the Collective PAC stands for,” said Quentin James, Executive Director of the Collective PAC, “Chief Demings has spent her life serving the public, first as a social worker then as a police officer for 27 years, working tirelessly to improve her community.”
The Collective PAC is a political action committee whose mission is to build black political power by supporting candidates and initiatives committed to uplifting the black community. The goal of the Collective is ensure equal and equitable representation of the black community in all local, state, and federal executive, legislative and judicial branches of government.
“As police chief she worked hard to build trust with the community she served, and worked closely with citizens, youth and business owners, to create a stronger and safer Orlando,” James added. “Under her leadership there was a 40% decrease in violent crime, the most dramatic decrease in the city’s history. We are proud to support Chief Demings for Congress and know she will be a champion for the Central Florida community.”
Chief Demings is facing off against State Senator Geraldine Thompson, Bob Poe and Fatima Fahmy in the upcoming Democratic primary for Florida’s 10th Congressional District.