May 2023 Governor Ron DeSantis

May 2023 Governor Ron DeSantis

While Govenor for the great state of Florida, DeSantis has been on the forefront respecting our Constitutional rights, the rights of our children, and maintaining a safe haven for our children in schools. He has advocated for the people to choose their own medical care and has protected the sanctity of women's sports.  

Governor DeSantis has shown profound support to our military and first responders.  It's only fitting that Govenor DeSantis should be nominated for May's Patriotic AF winner being a veteran himself. 

A native Floridian with blue-collar roots, Ron 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 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, Ron DeSantis served as a federal prosecutor, where he targeted and convicted child predators. He was first elected to Congress in 2012, as the U.S. Representative for Florida’s Sixth District, 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 his beautiful wife Casey DeSantis, an Emmy Award-winning television host. Together, they are the proud parents of their children Madison, Mason amd Mamie.


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