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Ron DeSantis Biography

Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida


Candidacy announced: May 24, 2023

Federal Election Committee (FEC) financial data

Ron DeSantis
Source: Office of the Governor of Florida

Personal Life

Full Name: Ronald Dion DeSantis

Birthdate: Sep. 14, 1978

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida

Marital Status: married to Casey Black, TV reporter and local news anchor


  • Madison, born in 2016
  • Mason, born in 2018
  • Mamie, born in 2020

Religion: Catholic

Pets: none found

Career, Education, & Publications

Career Highlights:

  • Governor, Florida, Jan. 8, 2019-present
  • Representative, U.S. Congress, Jan. 3, 2013-Sep. 10, 2018
  • Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General’s Corps U.S. Navy Reserves, Feb. 2010-Feb. 12, 2019
  • Officer – Lieutenant Commander, Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, active duty, 2004-2010


Select Publications:

  • The Courage to Be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Revival, Feb. 2023
  • Dreams from Our Founding Fathers: First Principles in the Age of Obama, 2011

Internet & Social Media Presence


  • As governor, DeSantis banned TikTok on Florida government devices.