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Ron DeSantis' Biography

Office: Governor (FL), Republican

Contact Information

The Capitol
400 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

Full Name:

Ron DeSantis

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Casey; 2 Children: Madison, Mason

Birth Date:

09/14/1978

Birth Place:

Jacksonville, FL

Home City:

Marineland, FL

Religion:

Catholic

BA, History, Yale University

JD, Harvard Law School

Governor, State of Florida, 2019-present

Candidate, Governor of Florida, 2018

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Florida, District 6, 2013-2018

Former Member, Executive Overreach Task Force, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Foreign Affairs Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Judiciary Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Oversight and Government Reform Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa, United States House of Representatives

Former Chair, Subcommittee on National Security, United States House of Representatives

Former Vice Chair, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, United States House of Representatives

Member, Subcommittee on Government Operations, United States House of Representatives, 2017-2018

Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy Reserves, 2010-present

Former Lecturer, Law of War, Florida Coastal School of Law

Former Federal Prosecutor, United States Department of Justice

Former Military Prosecutor, United States Navy

Advisor, Navy Sea Air and Land Teams (SEALS), United States Navy, 2007

Member, American Legion, present

Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), present

Awards:

Bronze Star Medal (service);

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (gold star in lieu of second award);

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal;

Iraq Campaign Medal;

Spouse's Occupation:

Television Host

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