Sheriff Jerry Demings files to run for Orange County mayor

Last Updated: Friday, July 07, 2017, 5:40 PM EDT

Jerry Demings, Orange County mayor?

The Orange County Supervisor of Elections office says the Orange County sheriff has filed to run mayor.

  • Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings to run for county mayor
  • Announcement expected Friday
  • 2 others also filed to run for mayor

News 13 confirms Demings will make a formal announcement Friday afternoon.

Current Mayor Teresa Jacobs is term-limited. Other mayoral candidates including Jose Colom and Robert Melanson.

The election is scheduled for November 6, 2018.

Demings is currently serving his third term as Orange County sheriff. Before that he was the county's public safety officer. He was also an Orlando police officer and the first black police chief for Orlando Police Dept.

Demings is married to Rep. Val Demings.