Born on 14th September 1978, Ronald Dion DeSantis is the current Governor of Florida. From 2013- 2018, he represented Florida’s 6th congressional district as a Republican Party member in the United States House of Representatives.
Ron is the son of Karen and Ronald Daniel DeSantis of Italian descent, taken from his great-great-grandmother and great-great-grandfather, who was originally from Italy. Ron’s mother, Karen, was a Nurse, and his father installed T.V. rating boxes.
Ron also had a younger sister born in May 1985 but, unfortunately, died in 2015. Ron attended high school at Dunedin High School and graduated in 1997. After this, he attended Yale University. At Yale University, Ron was the captain of the baseball team. He was the outfielder in the group, and with him, as a senior, the team got its best batting average in 2001.
Gale became a history teacher at Darlington School after graduating from Yale University. In 2005, Ron graduated from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor cum Laude degree.
In 2004, while Ron was still a student, he received his Reserve Naval officer’s commission and assignment to the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG).
In 2005, Ron, along with his education, completed Naval Justice School. Later on, he served as a prosecutor at JAG Trial Service Office Command South East at Naval Station Mayport, Florida.
In 2007, Ron deployed to Iraq as the legal advisor to the SEAL Commander of the special operations task force- west.
Coming back to the U.S. in April 2008, Ron rejoined Naval Region Southeast. DeSantis was then appointed as the U.S. Department of Justice at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida.
His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Navy, Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Iraq Campaign Medal.
In 2018, it was reported that Ron has a notable net worth of $283,605. Later in 2019, Ron’s net worth was claimed to be $1.4 million.
As a Republican Party member, Ron announced his candidacy for Florida’s 6th congressional district. DeSantis won the 2012 election of the six candidates republican primary. Ron got 39% votes, and Fred Costello, the state representative, attained 23%.
In the same year, Ron won the general elections in November, defeating Heather Beaven.
In the House of Representatives, Ron introduced the Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014. According to this bill, the U.S. Department of Justice can report the congress if any federal agency fails to enforce any law for any reason. DeSantis spoke in favor of the bill and said, “President Obama has not only failed to uphold several of our nation’s laws, but he has also vowed to continue to do so to enact his unpopular agenda. …The American people deserve to know exactly which laws the Obama administration is refusing to enforce and why.”
However, the bill did not come into existence as a law.
In 2016, although Ron announced his candidacy for the United States Senate, he called off his run for the senate and ran for reelection to the house.
Ron DeSantis announced his candidacy for the Governor of Florida in January 2018. By winning the Republican primary in August, Ron finally won the gubernatorial elections in November, defeating Andrew Gillum.