Meet Ronald Desantis

A Great American

Ronald Desantis is an American politician serving as the 46th governor of Florida since 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he represented Florida’s 6th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2013 to 2018. 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.

After active-duty service, Ron DeSantis served as a federal prosecutor, where he targeted and convicted child predators. He still serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve. 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. 

To date, Governor DeSantis has committed more than $5 billion to workforce education since 2019, and according to Lightcast’s November 2022 annual Talent Attraction Scorecard, Florida ranks #1 in the nation for attracting and developing a skilled workforce. Postsecondary enrollment has increased by 12% with more than 380,000 students currently enrolled and a record 772,000 students enrolled in high school Career and Technical Education programs.In September 2023, Governor DeSantis announced that nearly $30 million will be dedicated to support workforce development in the Space Coast region as part of a groundbreaking, multi-agency initiative to support competitive industries in the area. The Department of Economic Opportunity, the Department of Education, CareerSource Florida, Enterprise Florida and Space Florida have partnered in this initiative to identify high demand industries and match them with workforce education opportunities in the Space Coast region. Industries that will benefit from these investments include aviation and aerospace, defense, manufacturing, and cybersecurity and information technology. Creating jobs, a demand in new fields and opportunities for Floridians is but a fraction of what makes Ronald DeSantis a great American. We know that the job is not yet done, but we applaud Ronalds resilience and continue to support his efforts in being the change he wants to see.  

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