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Candidate Q&A: Jerry Demings, Orange County Mayor

City/town of residence: Unincorporated West Orange County. Family: Wife: Congresswoman Val Demings; three adult children; five grandchildren. Qualifications: Current Mayor, former Orange County Sheriff, former Deputy County Administrator, former Orlando police chief, former accountant and tax preparer, completed real estate school, former adjunct college instructor. What are the key differences...
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Central Florida hotel group backs Jerry Demings for second term

Central Florida hoteliers back incumbents for new County Commission terms. The Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association is backing Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and other incumbents across Central Florida for re-elections to new terms. The association’s political action committee and political committee, representing a huge business sector across Orange,...
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After Uvalde shooting, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings makes plea to 'rethink' strategy on gun violence

Following the May 24 mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings is calling for action. “Once again, we are saddened at the news of another mass school shooting," Demings said. "We grieve with and pray for the victims' families and all those impacted in Uvalde, Texas. It is past time for America to rethink its strategies in reducing gun violence if we truly want to stop these shootings from happening. Do you agree?”
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Orange Mayor Jerry Demings has 3rd challenger for his job — and this one’s a Democrat

Environmentalist Kelly Semrad, who helped create Save Orange County, an advocacy group that opposed urban development east of the Econlockhatchee River, has filed paperwork to challenge Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings’ re-election bid. “I’m disappointed in Mayor Demings,” said Semrad, 45, a Democrat. Among her reasons for challenging Demings’ bid for a second term was her opposition to his ...
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Mayor Jerry Demings: Lynx public bus fleet may double if proposed transportation sales tax hike gets approved

The proposed penny tax increase would go to voters this fall if approved by the county commission next month. Orlando Business Journal's Best Places to Work is designed to honor the area's leading employers. We are looking for companies that go beyond the norm to foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for their employees.
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Two challengers file to take on Jerry Demings for Orange County Mayor

Retired Army Col. Tony Sabb and businessman Chris Messina are first challengers to file. Retired Army Col. Anthony “Tony” Sabb and businessman and philanthropist Christopher “Chris” Messina have filed to run for Orange County Mayor, challenging Mayor Jerry Demings’ re-election bid in the August countywide elections.
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Mayor Jerry Demings proposes sales tax to fund traffic solutions

Fifteen booths and various Orange County representatives presented myriad solutions to the county’s ongoing — and worsening — transportation issues for the county’s Transportation Open House, held Monday, Feb. 28, at Windermere High School. But, officials said, none of the solutions come cheap. So, in addition...
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Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings: ‘It is my fervent hope that Dr. Pino returns to work ... soon.’

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, isolated at home because of a COVID-19 infection, offered his support Wednesday for Dr. Raul Pino, who was placed on administrative leave from his post as the state’s chief health officer in the county. “Dr. Raul Pino has been our trusted partner and friend throughout the pandemic,” the mayor said in a statement emailed from his communications team. “His ...
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