Ronald Dion DeSantis is the 46th and current governor of Florida. He previously represented Florida’s 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2018. He was a candidate in Florida’s 2016 U.S. Senate election, but withdrew when incumbent senator Marco Rubio announced that he would seek reelection. He is married to former Florida state representative Heather Beaven, and has a son and a daughter.
About Ron DeSantis in brief
Ronald Dion DeSantis is the 46th and current governor of Florida. A member of the Republican Party, he previously represented Florida’s 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2018. After graduating from Yale University and Harvard Law School, he served as an officer and attorney in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy. He was a candidate in Florida’s 2016 U. S. Senate election, but withdrew when incumbent senator Marco Rubio announced that he would seek reelection. In November 2018, he was officially certified as the winner of the general election, following a machine recount, defeating Democratic nominee and mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum. During his tenure in Congress, he became a staunch ally of President Donald Trump. He made frequent criticisms of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. His tenure as governor has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In January 2014, he introduced the Faithful Execution of Law Act of 2014, a bill that would direct the United. States Department of Justice to report to Congress whenever any federal agency refrains from enforcing laws or regulations for any reason. In all four of his assignments to Congress, DeSantic was named the chairman of the National Security Committee on National Security. He is married to former Florida state representative Heather Beaven, and has a son and a daughter. He has served as a judge advocate general for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement since 2004.
He served in the Navy Reserve from 2004 to 2010, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. He also served as the Legal Advisor to the SEAL Commander, Special Operations Task Force-West in Fallujah. In 2012, he announced he would run in the Republican primary for Florida’s 6th Congressional district. He won the six-candidate Republican primary with 39% of the vote, obtaining the former runner-up, state representative Fred Costello, with 23%. In November 2013, he defeated Costello by 57–43%, with all four counties in all four races being all four Florida counties. In the November 2014 general election he defeated Democratic candidate Heather Beven by 57-43% with all 4 counties being all Florida counties, with all of the counties being majority-Republican. In February 2015, he won the Republican gubernatorial primary for the gubernatorial election by 57 43% with all 4 Florida counties majority- Republican. In August 2016, he defeated Democratic candidate Heather Beaven by 57– 43%, with three of the four counties being Majority-Republican, with the fourth being the City of Melbourne. In May 2016, De santis was elected to the Florida Senate, where he was re-elected to a four-year term in November 2016. In March 2017, he lost his re-election bid for the 6th House seat. In April 2017, De Santis was appointed by the federal government to serve as a federal prosecutor.