On January 3, 2013, Ron DeSantis was sworn in as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives as the federal representative for Florida’s sixth congressional district, which encompasses St. Johns and Flagler counties, as well as large portions of Volusia and Putnam counties.
A native Floridian with blue collar roots, Ron worked his way through Yale University, where he earned a bachelor of arts, magna cum laude, and was the captain of the varsity baseball team. He also graduated with honors from Harvard Law School.
While at Harvard, Ron earned a commission in the United States Navy as a JAG officer. During his active duty service, he served as a military prosecutor, supported operations at the terrorist detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and deployed to Iraq during the 2007 troop surge as an advisor to a U.S. Navy SEAL commander in support of the SEAL mission in Iraq. His military awards include the Bronze Star Medal (meritorious service) and the Iraq Campaign Medal.
He has also served as a federal prosecutor, prosecuting a wide range of cases involving offenses such as child exploitation, fraud, and interference with military air navigation.
He has written on constitutional first principles in various outlets and in his book, Dreams From Our Founding Fathers: First Principles in the Age of Obama.
Ron lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL with his wife, Casey Black DeSantis, an Emmy award-winning television host. He is currently an officer in the U.S. Navy reserve.
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Peter Antonacci • Jeff Atwater • Fred Barnes • Mark A. Behrens • Wendy Berger • Rachel L. Brand • Charles T. Canady • Dean Cannon • Tim Cerio • Alexander Clem • Charles J. Cooper • Chuck Cooper • Ron DeSantis • Alan Orantes Forst • Daniel J. Gerber • Jason Gonzalez • Brianne Gorod • Paul Huck • Gregory G. Katsas • Barbara Lagoa • William Large • Leonard A. Leo • John O. McGinnis • Jesse Panuccio • Daryl Parks • Adam Putnam • Frank A. Shepherd • Peter Smith • Morgan W. Streetman • Charles M. Trippe
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2016 National Lawyers Convention
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