Ronald Dion DeSantis is an American politician and former military officer serving since 2019 as the 46th governor of Florida. A member of the Republican Party, DeSantis represented Florida’s 6th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2013 to 2018.
DeSantis was first elected to Congress in 2012, defeating his Democratic opponent Heather Beaven. During his tenure, he became a founding member of the Freedom Caucus and was an ally of President Donald Trump. DeSantis frequently criticized Special Council Robert Mueller’s investigation into allegations of “links and/or coordination” between the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. He briefly ran for U.S. Senate in 2016 but withdrew when incumbent senator Marco Rubio sought reelection. DeSantis won the Republican nomination for the 2018 gubernatorial election and chose state representative Jeanette Nuñez as his running mate; in the general election, he defeated the Democratic nominee, Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, by 0.4%.
Ron DeSanits was born on September 14, 1978. He is 44 years old.
He met his wife, Casey Black, on a golf course at the University of North Florida. A former television host for the Golf Channel and WJXT, she married DeSantis on September 26, 2009, at Walt Disney World. The couple lived in Ponte Vedra Beach, near St. Augustine, until it was drawn into the neighboring 4th district. They then moved to Palm Coast, north of Daytona Beach. They have three children.
DeSantis’s height is unknown.
DeSantis is Italian American; all his great-grandparents were born in Southern Italy.
DeSantis, who currently serves as Florida’s governor, has limited private-sector business experience and a personal balance sheet to match. At the end of last year, he was worth about $320,000 and still owed roughly $20,000 in student loans, according to a financial disclosure report he filed in June.18 Nov 2022.
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