ORLANDO, Fla. — Jerry Demings, who had served as Orlando's police chief and just recently ended a 10-year career as Orange County's sheriff, has been sworn in as the county's mayor.
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Demings, who has served as Orange County sheriff since 2008, is the first black American to be elected Orange County mayor. He was also the first African-American to be elected sheriff in Orange County.
Some of his priorities as mayor is dealing with the affordable housing crisis, developing solutions to regional transportation issues and enhancing public safety, he said.
Former Orlando Police Chief John Mina was sworn in on Tuesday as Orange County's new sheriff.
Mina defeated Darryl Sheppard and Joe Lopez for the top cop position in the county on Election Day.
During the campaign, Mina spoke about implementing a neighborhood watch program, telling Spectrum News 13 it worked for him as Orlando Police chief.
During 50-year-old Mina's time as chief of Orlando Police, he led the agency during several tragedies, including the Pulse nightclub shooting.
He now takes over the role from Jerry Demings, who was sworn in as Orange County mayor on Monday as well.