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Who is Ron DeSantis?
Ron DeSantis (Ronald Dion DeSantis) is an American politician and lawyer, currently serving as the 46th governor of Florida since 2019. In addition, Ron is also a member of the Republican Party. He represented Florida’s 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2018. As an attorney, he served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S Navy.
Ron ran for the U.S. Senate in Florida in 2016, however, he later dropped out after sitting Senator Marco Rubio revealed his intention to seek reelection. After that, he decided to seek re-election to the United States House of Representatives. During his time in Congress, he became a steadfast supporter of President Donald Trump. Moreover, Ron has frequently criticized Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe regarding allegations of sexual assault.
Furthermore, Ron won the gubernatorial party ticket on August 28, 2018. After that, he was announced as the of the general election on November 20, 2018, this was after a machine recount. Ron defeated the Democratic nominee, Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum. Being 42, he is the youngest governor in the United States.
In 2004, he received his Reserve Naval office commission and assignment to the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) at the US Naval Center in Dallas. At the time he was receiving his Naval Reserve have was still a student at Havard Law School. Moreover, Ron completed his Naval Justice School a year later in 2005. In addition, he received orders to the JA Trial Service Office Command South East at Naval Station Mayport, Florida as a prosecutor that same year.
He was promoted from the lieutenant, junior grade to lieutenant in 2006. He worked closely with inmates at the Guantanamo Bay Joint Detention Facility for the commander of Joint Task Force-Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO).
Furthermore, in 2007 he was reported to the Naval Special Warfare Command Group on the Coronado, California. He was assigned to SEAL Team One and deployed to Iraq with troop surge. At the operation, he was a Legal Advisor to the Seal Commander, Special Operations Tasks Force-West in Falluja.
He came back to the United States in April 2008. After returning he was assigned to the Naval Region Southeast Legal Service. Moreover, he was appointed as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida by the United States Department of Justice. DeSantis worked as a trial defense attorney until his honorable discharge from the military in February 2010.
Ron simultaneously accepted to serve as commission as a lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the US Navy Reserve. Furthermore, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Iraq Campaign Medal.
How Old Is Ron DeSantis?
DeSantis was born on 14th September 1978, currently, aged 42 years old
Ron DeSantis Family
Who are His Parents?
He was born in Jacksonville, Florida to Karen Roger and Ronald DeSantis. He is of Italian descent.
Does He Have Siblings?
He has one sibling, Christina DeSantis.
Ron DeSantis Education
DeSantis attended Dunedin High School, where he graduated in 1997. After that, he joined Yale University where he was varsity baseball team captain. He graduated from Yale in 2001 with BA in history.
Ron DeSantis Wife
He is married to Casey Black, a former TV host for the Golf Channel and WJXT. The two lovebirds tied the knot in 2010.
Ron DeSantis Kids
They have three kids together, though much is not known about them.
US House Of Representatives
In 2012, Ron confirmed his bid to run in the Republican primary for Florida’s 6th congressional district. Moreover, the district had prior been represented by 10-term Republican John Mica. However, Mica’s share of Orlando and Mica chose to run there even though the new 6th included the bulk of his former territory.
Ron received 39% of the vote in the six-candidate Republican primary, while the runner-up, state representative Fred Costello, received 23%. DeSantis won against Democratic nominee Heather Beaven 57–43 percent in the general election in November, with majorities in all four counties.
Ron was named the Chairman of several Subcommittee on the National Security, before the 114th US Congress. This subcommittee included:
- Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
- Committee on the Judiciary
- Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice
- Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet
- Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
- Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census
- Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs
- Republican Study Committee
Moreover, on January 29, 2014, he proposed to the House the Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014 ( H.R 3973; 113th Congress). The bill was directing the US Department of Justice to report to Congress whenever any federal agency refrains from enforcing laws or regulation for any reason.
In addition, Ron signed a pledge endorsed by the Americans for Prosperity promising to vote against any global warming legislation that would taxes.
Furthermore, he is the founding member of the Freedom Caucus, a group of congressional conservatives and libertarians.
2016 US Senate candidacy
On May 6, 2015, Ron declared his candidacy for the United States Senate seat that was held by Marco Rubio at that time. Rubio did not file for reelection due to his presidential campaign. The Club for Growth, a fiscally conservative organization, backed him. However, when Rubio dropped his presidential candidacy and ran for reelection to the Senate, DeSantis dropped his Senate candidacy and ran for reelection to the House.
Governor of Florida
Ron confirmed his candidacy to run for governor in January 2018. He was to take the seat from a sitting governor Rick Scott who was term-limited and a Republican member. Trump had announced, he would support Ron if he was going to run for Governor. During the Republican primary, Ron showed his support for Donald Trump by running an advertisement, where he taught his kids on to build a wall and say ” Make America Great Again”.
Ron won the Republican primary on August 28, 2018. Andrew Gillum was his Democratic opponent in the general election. The election was “widely seen as a toss-up.”
Ron nominated state legislator Jeanette Nez as his running partner in September 2018. Moreover, on September 10, 2018, he withdrew from his House position to focus on his gubernatorial candidacy. DeSantis was chastised in the same month for not having a completely established policy platform.
Furthermore, the initial election night result had shown that Ron was leading with nearly 100,000 votes and Gillum conceded. However, Gillum took back his concession after late-counted ballots and brought the race to a 0.4% margin. The margin required an automatic machine recount of the ballots. After the machine recount, Ron was declared the winner and Gillum conceded on November 17th.
Ron DeSantis Height
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Ron DeSantis Net Worth
As of 2019, his net worth was $292k
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