"The American Nurses Association is proud to endorse Val Demings as our candidate in Florida's 10th Congressional District," said Willa Fuller, Executive Director of Florida Nurses Association, "We believe that Val truly understands the issues Central Florida nurses are facing. Her personal experiences in the healthcare system have allowed her to see firsthand the struggles nurses are facing regarding staffing and mobility in the workplace. We are confident Val will be a great champion for the thousands of nurses in Central Florida."
"Nurses are the heart of our healthcare system," said Val Demings, responding to the endorsement, "I'm grateful to receive the endorsement of the American Nurses Association during National Nurses Week. This week is a time where we praise and celebrate the dedication and selflessness nurses bring into the workplace, day in and day out. Working the midnight shift as a police officer, I saw nurses tirelessly serving patients in the most chaotic of situations, at all hours of the day. Their continued commitment to the job inspires me and I look forward to advocating on behalf of those men and women."
The boundaries of Florida's 10th Congressional District were created by the Florida Supreme Court on December 2, 2015. Here is a link to the decision. See page 108 for a map of the Approved Congressional Redistricting Plan.
As the map excerpt below shows, the new District 10 takes in all of Northwest, West and Southwest Orange County, including Apopka.