Who is Ron DeSantis?
Ronald Dion DeSantis, most commonly known as Ron DeSantis is an American politician serving as the 46th governor of Florida since 2019. He was the U.S. Representative for Florida’s 6th district from 2013 to 2018. He is a Republican. Besides political career, he is an attorney, naval officer, and author. He rose to fame after his frequent attacks on Special Counsel Robert Muller’s investigation.
Personal Details on Ron DeSantis
|Full Name||Ronald Dion DeSantis|
|Nick Name||Ron DeSantis|
|Date of Birth||September 14, 1978|
|Age||42 years old|
|Profession||Politician, Lawyer, Author|
|Birth Place||Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.|
|Education||Yale University (BA)Harvard University (JD)|
|Net Worth||$300 Thousand USD (approx.)|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches|
Ron DeSantis Age, Birthday
Ron DeSantis was born on 14th September 1978, in Jacksonville, Florida. He is from a beautiful hometown Marineland. He is forty-two years old as of October 2020. He celebrates his birthday on the 14th of September, each year.
Ron DeSantis Height, Weight
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Weight: 74 k
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Ron DeSantis Parents, Childhood
Ron DeSantis was born to Karen (Roger) and Ronald DeSantis. When he was six years old his family moved to Orlando, Florida before relocating to Dunedin. He was a member of the Little League team from Dunedin National in 1991. That team went on from regular season to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Ron DeSantis Education
Ron DeSantis graduated from Dunedin High School in Dunedin, Florida in the year 1997. After graduating from high school, he joined Yale University. He graduated with a B.A. in history in 2001 from Yale University. He was captain of the varsity baseball team while at Yale. He also served as a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Ron DeSantis joined Darlington School in the Upper School history department after Yale. Then, he joined Harvard Law School. He received J.D. in 2005.
Ron DeSantis Career
While studying at Harvard Law School, DeSantis received a Reserve Naval officer’s commission along with an assignment to Judge Advocate General’s corps in 2004 at the U.S. Naval Reserve Center in Dallas, Texas. In 2005, he completed U.S. Naval Justice School. Later, he was given orders at Naval Station Mayport, Florida as a JAG prosecutor. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2006. He served as the commander of the Joint Task Force – Guantanamo. Ron DeSantis was transferred to the Naval Special Warfare Command Group in Coronado, California in 2007. There, he was assigned to SEAL Team One and deployed to Iraq. He returned to the U.S.A in April 2008. He was appointed as a federal prosecutor by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Ron DeSantis announced he would run in the 6th District Republican primary election, in 2012. He won the Republican primary election with 39% of the vote among six candidates. In the general election, DeSantis defeated Heather Beaven, Democratic candidate by 57-43% majorities in four countries.
Ron DeSantis announced he was running in the election of the United States Senate seat which was held by Marco Rubio who initially did not file to run for re-election due to his bid for the presidency, on May 6, 2015. DeSantis withdrew once Rubio entered the Senate race after ending his presidential bid.
Ron DeSantis announced his candidacy for governor of Florida in January 2018. In December 2017, President Donald Trump stated he would support DeSantis for governor. On August 28, 2018, DeSantis won the primary election of Republicans. DeSantis resigned from his seat in the House of Representatives on September 10, 2018, to focus on a gubernatorial campaign. On November 20, 2018, Ron DeSantis was officially announced as the winner, following a machine recount, defeating Democratic nominee and Mayor of Tallahassee Andrew Gillum. DeSantis is the youngest governor in the United States serving at the age of forty.
Ron DeSantis Wife, Children
Ron DeSantis married to Casey Black in 2010. Casey Black is a television host. The couple lived in Ponte Vedra Beach until the beach was drawn into the neighboring 4th district. Then, they moved to Palm Coast, north of Daytona Beach.
Ron DeSantis and Casey Black have three children together, two daughters and a son.
Ron DeSantis Net Worth
It is reported that Ron DeSantis’ net worth is about $283,650. His main source of income is from being a successful politician. Additionally, he is a lawyer and an author so he earns a huge amount.
Ron DeSantis Role in COVID-19 pandemic
Ron DeSantis has been harshly criticized for his role in the COVID19 pandemic. He delayed stay-at-home orders in Florida to April. And later he lifted them. Florida became the epicenter of the coronavirus with a huge number of deaths. In September 2020, DeSantis lifted all restrictions on capacity, in bars and restaurants despite persistent COVID-19 cases. He also banned cities and countries from implementing face mask mandates.
- Ron DeSantis was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Iraq Campaign Medal.
Ron DeSantis Social Media Accounts
- Ron DeSantis introduced the Palestinian Accountability Act in 2013.
- Ron DeSantis introduced the Higher Education Reform and Opportunity Act, in 2016.
- DeSantis has authored a book,’Dreams From Our Founding Fathers: First Principles in the Age of Obama’ in 2011.
- DeSantis’ articles have been published in National Review, The American Spectator, The Washington Times, Human Events, and American Thinker.
- Ron DeSantis opposes abortion.