Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings considers run for mayor

'I am giving it serious thought,' Demings says

By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor
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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said he's considering a run for Orange County mayor in the 2018 race, but has not yet made a decision.

Demings released a statement Friday morning to address rumors floating around the community about his potential candidacy.

"Respected members of the community have approached me to discuss this opportunity as a Mayoral candidate. I am giving it serious thought, but have not come to a final decision as it requires great reflection on my part along with my family, before I make a formal announcement to the community,” Demings said in a statement.

Term limits will prevent current Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs from seeking re-election in 2018. Demings won his third term as sheriff in November.

Below is the full statement from Demings:

“There has been information circulating in the community regarding the 2018 Orange County Mayoral race and my potential candidacy for the office. I am extremely proud of my lifelong public service to the residents of Orlando and Orange County as Police Chief, Public Safety Director and now Sheriff of Orange County. Respected members of the community have approached me to discuss this opportunity as a Mayoral candidate. I am giving it serious thought, but have not come to a final decision as it requires great reflection on my part along with my family, before I make a formal announcement to the community.”

 

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