Mansion at night, 2008

Current Residents

RON DESANTIS

DeSantis Family Photo

46th Governor of Florida (2019-present)

Personal Background:

  • Born September 14, 1978 in Jacksonville, FL
  • First Lady Casey DeSantis, married in 2010

Education:

  • Graduated from Yale University with a B. A. degree
  • Graduated from Harvard University with a J. D. degree

 

Governor Ron DeSantis is the former U. S. Representative from Florida’s Sixth District.

A native Floridian with blue-collar roots, Governor DeSantis 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 the Al Anbar province. His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service and the Iraq Campaign Medal. He still serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

After active-duty service, Governor DeSantis served as a federal prosecutor where he targeted and convicted child predators.

Governor DeSantis 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, he 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.

Governor DeSantis is married to First Lady Casey DeSantis, an Emmy Award winning television host. Together, they’re the proud parents of their daughter, Madison, and their son, Mason.

 

For additional information:

Governor's Website