Valdez Butler Demings is a Representative from Florida. Born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1957, she earned her B.S. from Florida State University in 1979 and her M.P.A. from Webster University in 1996. She was a social worker, police officer, commander of special operations for the Orlando police department from 2003-2006, and the chief from 2007-2012. She was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the 113th Congress in 2012 before being elected as a Democrat to the 115th Congress (January 3, 2017-present).