Ron DeSantis

Hon. Ron DeSantis

Governor, Florida

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Ron DeSantis was sworn in as Florida's 46th governor in January, 2019. He previously served as the U.S. Representative for Florida’s Sixth District.

A native Floridian with blue-collar roots, Ron worked his way through Yale University, where he graduated with honors and was the captain of the varsity baseball team. He also graduated with honors from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, he earned a commission in the U.S. Navy as a JAG officer. During his active-duty service, he supported operations at the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and deployed to Iraq as an adviser to a U.S. Navy SEAL commander in support of the SEAL mission in Fallujah, Ramadi and the rest of Al Anbar province.  His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service and the Iraq Campaign Medal.

After active-duty service, Ron served as a federal prosecutor, where he targeted and convicted child predators.  He still serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve.  He was first elected to Congress in 2012, where he fought for term limits, the No Budget/No Pay Act, and to cut taxes.  While serving in Congress, Ron refused his Congressional pension and health insurance plan because he is against special deals for politicians.  He also sponsored legislation to make it easier for the military to prosecute sexual assault and authored the bill to end the secret taxpayer-funded slush fund for members of Congress to make hush payoffs for sexual harassment. 

Ron is married to Casey DeSantis, an Emmy Award winning television host. Together, they’re the proud parents of their daughter, Madison, and their son, Mason.  Ron and his family reside in Ponte Vedra, Fla.

Florida Chapters Banquet

2019 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

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2016 National Lawyers Convention

The Jurisprudence and Legacy of Justice Scalia

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Washington, DC 20036
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