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Ron DeSantis
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46th Governor of Florida
Assumed office
January 8, 2019
Preceded by Rick Scott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 6th district
In office
January 3, 2013 – September 10, 2018
Preceded by Cliff Stearns
Succeeded by Michael Waltz (elect)
Personal details
Born
Ronald Dion DeSantis

September 14, 1978 (1978-09-14) (age 41)
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
Casey DeSantis (m. 2010)
Children 2
Education Yale University (BA)
Harvard University (JD)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Navy
Years of service 2004–2010 (Active)
2010–present (Reserve)
Rank US-O4 insignia.svg Lieutenant Commander
Unit Judge Advocate General's Corps
Battles/wars Iraq War
Awards Bronze Star
Iraq Campaign Medal

Ronald Dion DeSantis (born September 14, 1978) is an American politician, former Navy lawyer, and author. DeSantis is the 46th and current Governor of Florida. He was the U.S. Representative for FL's 6th congressional district from 2013 to 2018. He is a member of the Republican Party.

He ran in Florida's 2016 U.S. Senate election until incumbent Senator Marco Rubio's announcement that he would seek reelection to the Senate.

DeSantis officially announced his candidacy for Governor on January 5, 2018, and was endorsed by President Donald Trump. In August 2018, DeSantis won the Republican nomination and defeated Democrat Andrew Gillum in the general election in November 2018.


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