Jobs and the Economy
Raised in a two-bedroom, A-frame home in Jacksonville, the youngest of seven children, Val Demings grew up knowing the value of a job and a dollar. Her parents, Elouise, a maid, and James, a janitor, did all they could to support their children and instill in them the meaning of hard work. As a teenager, Val worked flipping burgers to help support her family.
Now, as a Member of Congress, Val Demings works to ensure anyone willing to work hard can find a job that does more than just pay the bills — a job that can help build a better life for your children. That’s why she worked with Republicans and Democrats to deliver relief funding for Florida’s small businesses during the pandemic, and why she championed a bipartisan infrastructure bill that will create thousands of new, good-paying jobs in Florida.