Val Demings has dropped out of the Orange County mayoral race.
"I am humbled by and grateful for the support I have received from every corner of our county. After careful analysis I have determined that this is just not the right race at this time," Demings said in a release.
Demings previously served as Orlando's police chief from 2007 to 2011. She also ran as a Democrat for Florida's 10th Congressional District in 2012, losing against Rep. Dan Webster.
"There are many ways to contribute to my community," Demings said. "My commitment to the place I call home didn't begin with this campaign and certainly doesn't end with it. I will continue to explore ways to make our great county a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family."
Christopher Barros and Dunel Cadely have both filed to run against Mayor Teresa Jacobs for the position.
Orange County's Democratic Party Chairman Carlos Smith released a statement Tuesday afternoon.
"We applaud Val Demings for her longstanding commitment to the citizens in our community and her dedication to public service," the statement said. "The news of her decision to drop out is surprising, but we respect her decision to do so and trust that it was the right one. Val Demings is a rock star in the eyes of the Democratic Party with a very promising future and she is destined to do great things for the people of Florida."