Ron DeSantis Bio, Age, Education, Wife, Kids, Governor, Net Worth

Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis Biography

Ronald DeSantis is an American politician who became the 46th governor of Florida in 2019, elected in 2018 and re-elected in 2022. A member of the Republican Party, DeSantis previously represented Florida’s 6th district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2013 to 2018.

DeSantis resisted imposing restrictions During the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida including face mask mandates, stay-at-home orders, and vaccination requirements. In May 2021, he signed into law a bill that prohibited businesses, schools, cruise ships, and government entities from requiring proof of vaccination.

Ron DeSantis Age

Ronald Dion DeSantis was born on 14th September, 1978, Jacksonville.

Ron DeSantis Height

DeSantis stand at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches tall.

Ron DeSantis Education

DeSantis studied history at Yale University. He was captain of Yale’s varsity baseball team and joined the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was an outfielder on the Yale baseball team; as a senior in 2001, he had the team’s best batting average at .336. While attending Yale he worked a variety of jobs, including as an electrician’s assistant and a coach at a baseball camp. DeSantis graduated from Yale in 2001 with a B.A. magna cum laude.

Ron DeSantis Nationality

Ron DeSantis is an American Nationality.

Ron DeSantis Family

Ron is of Italian descent: all of his eight great-grandparents were born in Italy,and they were originally from comuni located in the provinces of L’Aquila, Benevento, Avellino and Campobasso. His maternal great-great-grandfather Salvatore Storti immigrated to the United States from Italy in 1904, eventually settling in Pennsylvania. His great-great-grandmother Luigia Colucci joined her husband in the United States in 1917.

Ron DeSantis Parents

Ron is the son of Karen and Ronald Daniel DeSanti. DeSantis’s mother was a nurse and his father installed Nielsen TV rating boxes. His family moved to Orlando, Florida, before relocating to Dunedin, Florida, when he was six years old

Ron DeSantis Siblings

Ron has a sister by the name Christina DeSantis. His sister Christina Marie DeSantis was born on 5th May, 1985, in Orlando and died in 2015. He was a member of the Little League team from Dunedin National that made it to the 1991 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Ron DeSantis Wife

DeSantis is married to Casey DeSantis, an Emmy Award-winning television host. Early in her career DeSantis hosted the Golf Channel programs On The Tee and PGA Tour Today. She was also a local newscaster and anchor for WJXT, an independent station in Jacksonville, Florida. She held several positions there, including general assignment reporter, morning anchor, and police reporter. She also did special reports, including for CNN.

DeSantis was a creator-moderator for The Chat in 2014, an hour-long round table panel discussion talk show that aired on Tegna’s Jacksonville stations WTLV (NBC) and WJXX (ABC). She hosted the daily local talk show First Coast Living as well as the weekly The American Dream program about entrepreneurs. DeSantis wrote and produced the television documentary Champion, The JT Townsend Story about high school football player J.T. Townsend. She also won a regional Suncoast Emmy Award

Ron DeSantis Children

DeSantis and his wife, Casey have three children; Madison DeSantis, Mason DeSantis and Mamie DeSantis.

Ron DeSantis Governor

DeSantis ran for re-election for Governor of Florida. He won in the general election on November 8, 2022. As governor, DeSantis received national attention for his response to the coronavirus pandemic, refusing to enact many restrictions implemented by other U.S. governors.

Before serving as governor, DeSantis represented Florida’s 6th congressional district in the U.S. House. He was elected to three terms beginning in 2012. DeSantis resigned his U.S. House seat on September 10, 2018, during his gubernatorial campaign.

As a representative, DeSantis was a founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. He sponsored amendments to institute term limits for members of Congress, supported efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and proposed limiting funding for Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 Donald Trump (R) presidential campaign’s alleged involvement with Russia related to 2016 presidential election interference.

DeSantis served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps and as legal adviser to a U.S. Navy SEAL commander in Iraq. DeSantis became a member of the U.S. Navy Reserves following his active duty service and continued to serve during his first term as governor. From his campaign for House in 2012 to his 2018 gubernatorial campaign, DeSantis described himself as a “conservative in the Reagan tradition.

DeSantis opposes abortion and has denounced Planned Parenthood. On 14th April, 2022, he signed into law a bill that bans elective abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, shortening the period of viability from 24 weeks. The law includes exceptions permitting termination of a viable pregnancy beyond 15 weeks if at least two physicians certify that it is necessary to avert a “serious risk” to the pregnant woman’s physical health or that the fetus has a “fatal fetal abnormality”.

DeSantis has said that the debate over how to reduce the federal deficit should shift emphasis from tax increases to curtailing spending and triggering economic growth. He supports a “no budget no pay” policy for Congress to encourage the passage of a budget. He believes the Federal Reserve System should be audited.

DeSantis has a “0” rating from the Human Rights Campaign for his voting record on LGBT-related issues and legislation. In 2018, he told the Sun-Sentinel that he “doesn’t want any discrimination in Florida, I want people to be able to live their life, whether you’re gay or whether you’re religious.”

DeSantis opposes gun control. He received an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association.He generally opposes firearm regulation, saying, “Very rarely do firearms restrictions affect criminals. They really only affect law-abiding citizens.” DeSantis was a critic of Obama’s immigration policies; he opposed Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and accused him of failing to enforce immigration laws.

DeSantis has called himself a “Teddy Roosevelt conservationist”. During his 2018 gubernatorial run, he said that he did not deny climate change’s existence, but did not want to be labeled a “climate change believer”, adding, “I think we contribute to changes in the environment, but I’m not in the pews of the global warming left.” DeSantis opposes federal education programs such as No Child Left Behind Act and Race to the Top, saying that education policy should be made at the local level.

DeSantis opposes efforts to defund the police, and as governor has introduced initiatives to “fund the police”. In September 2021, DeSantis introduced a $5,000 signing bonus for Florida police officers in a bid to attract additional out-of-state police recruits. DeSantis opted not to receive his congressional pension, and filed a measure that would eliminate pensions for members of Congress.

DeSantis and other Florida Republicans pushed legislation in the Florida legislature to prohibit technology companies from de-platforming political candidates. DeSantis expressed support for the Voting Rights Restoration for Felons Initiative after it passed in November 2018, saying that he was “obligated to faithfully implement as it is defined” when he became governor.

Ron DeSantis Religion

DeSantis rephrased a biblical passage to deliver a message to conservatives. While visiting a private Christian college in southern Michigan that wields influence in national politics. “Put on the full armor of God. Stand firm against the left’s schemes. You will face flaming arrows, but if you have the shield of faith, you will overcome them, and in Florida we walk the line here,”

The Republican governor, a strategic politician who is up for reelection in November, is increasingly using biblical references in speeches that cater to those who see policy fights through a morality lens and is flirting with those who embrace nationalist ideas that see the true identity of the nation as Christian.

DeSantis and other Republicans on the campaign trail are blending elements of Christianity with being American and portraying their battle against their political opponents as one between good and evil. Those dynamics have some political observers and religious leaders worrying that such rhetoric could become dangerous, as it could mobilize fringe groups who could be prone to violence in an attempt to have the government recognize its beliefs.

Christian nationalism for many conservatives has become a political identity, and unlike conservative politicians in the past who used their faith to inform their arguments, DeSantis is more aggressive, using war imagery to describe the political debates as a battle over who will be the better American.

The biblical reference DeSantis is using is from Ephesians 6, and calls on Christians to spiritually arm themselves against the “devil’s schemes.” In DeSantis’ speeches, he has replaced the ”devil” with “the left” as he tries to mobilize supporters ahead of his reelection in November and possibly a run for the White House in 2024.

DeSantis has made the biblical references in numerous stump speeches. He did it at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando in February 2022. Then, at the Florida Republican Party’s annual gathering in July 2022. And again, in August, while campaigning alongside Doug Mastriano, a right-wing Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate who has promoted Christian power in America.

Ron DeSantis Salary

Ron earns an estimated annual salary of USD 200,000.

Ron DeSantis Net Worth

Ron net worth is estimated to be USD 5 million.

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