Sheriff Jerry Demings announced that he is endorsing John Mina in the race for Orange County Sheriff.
Citing Mina’s accomplishments as Chief of the Orlando Police Department and the trust he has built in the community, Demings stated Mina is the best choice to succeed him as Sheriff of Orange County.
Demings made the announcement on March 15, during a political forum hosted by the International Drive Chamber of Commerce, at which both he and Mina were featured speakers.
Mina and Demings have known each other for 27 years, and worked together at the Orlando Police Department, where Demings served as Chief from 1998-2002. Since Mina became Chief of OPD four years ago, the two have worked side by side to keep the community safe through a number of joint initiatives.
“I’m honored and grateful to receive Sheriff Demings’ endorsement,” Mina said. “We have built an extraordinary partnership as Chief and Sheriff, working together to keep the residents of Orange County safe. I look forward to continued collaboration in the future.”