Ron DeSantis facts for kids
|46th Governor of Florida|
January 8, 2019
|Preceded by||Rick Scott|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 6th district
January 3, 2013 – September 10, 2018
|Preceded by||Cliff Stearns|
|Succeeded by||Michael Waltz (elect)|
Ronald Dion DeSantis
September 14, 1978
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Casey DeSantis (m. 2010)
|Education||Yale University (BA)
Harvard University (JD)
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||2004–2010 (Active)
|Unit||Judge Advocate General's Corps|
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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