In this blog post, we examine the policies and positions of Representative Val Demings, the Democratic candidate for the US Senate in Florida. Also in this series, we profile Senator Marco Rubio, the incumbent Republican Senator from the United States in Florida who is up for re-election.
Brady Watson, George Cavrosand Susan Glickman | September 29, 2022
| Climate change, Elections, Energy policy, Florida
This post is part of a series examining the position of 2,022 candidates for public office in the South East on key energy and climate issues. Note: The Southern Clean Energy Alliance does not endorse or oppose any political candidates or parties. Links to reports, candidate websites and external sources are provided as citizen education tools.
In this blog post, we examine the policies and positions of Representative Val Demings, the Democratic candidate for the US Senate in Florida. Also in this series, we profile Senator Marco Rubio, incumbent Republican candidate for the United States Senate in Florida. Election Day is November 8, 2022 and also includes an election for Governor of the State of Florida between Democratic candidate Representative Charlie Crist and the Republican incumbent Governor Ron DeSantis.
Val Demings grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. She became a social worker, then a police officer in the city of Orlando. She served 27 years in the department and became chief in 2007. She was elected to Congress in 2016.
Renewable energy and energy efficiency
Deming representative opposed to President Trump’s efforts to weaken the Clean Power Plan. She also presented the Reclaiming the Solar Supply Chain Law to increase solar energy production, and voted for the Inflation Reduction Act which includes nearly $370 billion in clean energy investments.
Deming representative opposed to former President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. She also backed the bipartisan infrastructure billwhich includes funding to build climate-resilient infrastructure in Florida.
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Energy equity and energy load
Rep. Demings voted for the Cut Inflation Actwhich includes funding for energy efficiency and clean energy programs for low-income residences.
High risk energy: coal, nuclear, oil, gas
Congresswoman Demings has opposed President Trump’s plan to expand offshore oil drilling in 2018.
Information to voters
The voter registration deadline for the U.S. Senate election in Florida is Oct. 11, and early voting varies by location. Election day for the 2022 midterms will be November 8, 2022. Find information about voting in Florida.
Read the Where are the Candidates blog series on climate and clean energy?