Ron DeSantis

Ronald Dion “Ron” DeSantis (born September 14, 1978) is an American politician who has been the United States Representative for Florida’s 6th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Republican Party, he ran in Florida’s 2016 U.S. Senate election; however, DeSantis withdrew from the race following incumbent Senator Marco Rubio’s announcement that he would seek reelection to the Senate, reversing his initial pledge not to run, on June 22, 2016. After Rubio’s decision to re-enter the U.S. Senate race, DeSantis opted to run for re-election to his U.S. House seat in Florida’s 6th congressional district.