Congresswoman Val Demings Husband, Parents, Family & Salary

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Congresswoman Val Demings Husband, Parents, Family & Salary

Val Demings is an American politician, serving as the United States Representative from Florida’s 10th congressional district. She assumed the office on the 3rd of January 2017.

Other than her political party affiliation with the Democratic Party, she is also a retired law enforcement officer - who served as the chief of Orlando Police Department (first woman chief) from 2nd December 2007 to 1st June 2011.

Parents And Growing Up

Valdez Venita Demings was born to James Butler, a janitor, and Elouise Butler, a maid, in Jacksonville, Florida, on 12th March 1957. James and Elouise had seven children, of whom, Val was the youngest. 

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The family wasn’t well off, and Val grew up watching her parents work tirelessly to provide for their children. It instilled a deep respect for hard work, decency, and responsibility on her. Carving a path with her hard work, she got her first job at the age of 14 and eventually became the first member of her family to graduate from college.

Val's Married Life, Husband Info

Val Demings is married to Jerry Demings. The two first met while attending Florida State University. There, Val was studying in the school of criminology while Jerry was studying finance. The pair didn’t get to know each other until many years later when Jerry was working as a detective for the Orlando Police Department, and she was a first-year police officer. They got married in 1988.

Val Demings with her husband, Jerry Demings (Photo: collegeparkpaper.com)

Together, Val and Jerry have three sons, among which two are twins. Further, the couple also has five grandchildren in their family.

Jerry now serves as mayor of Orange County, Florida. He became the first African-American mayor of Orange County in August 2018. Further, he has served as the Sheriff of Orange County, Chief of Orlando Police Department, and Director of Public Safety for Orange County.

Val Demings Now

Val has been tasked with pro-impeachment messaging and witness questioning on the House’s Judiciary Committee. Her political stance goes against Trump's, and she is a core figure in the Trump impeachment inquiry.

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Representative Val Demings during the Trump impeachment inquiry in December 2019 (Photo: PBS NewsHour)

Val does not shy away from expressing her distaste for the President and has taken to Twitter multiple times to impeach Trump.

Interesting Facts

  1. Val has served as the commander of the Special Operations in Orlando Police Department.

  2. Val’s husband Jerry’s twin brother studied criminology together with Val.

  3. She owns a Harley Davidson Road King Classic.

  4. The Congresswoman sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

  5. She advocates stricter gun control policy.

  6. The politician earns $29,697 a year as a salary for her position as a state representative in the state of Florida.

  7. She served as a police officer from 1984 to 2007.

  8. She graduated as a class president from the police academy.

  9. During her tenure as chief of OPD, violent crimes decreased by over 40% in Orlando.