“In the Republican primary, the Everglades candidate is Ron DeSantis. In Congress, he supported eliminating corporate welfare for the sugar industry and has supported Everglades restoration at every turn. Most recently, he was instrumental in getting the Trump administration to approve the Everglades reservoir in record time.”
“Ron was born and raised in Florida. He understands that water is our state’s most precious resource and he stands with the boaters, anglers, the outdoor recreation industry, and the people of our state who want to put an end to toxic algae. He’s not afraid to stand up to special interests who have stood in the way of sending water south for decades.”
– Kimberly Mitchell, Executive Director
A native Floridian with blue collar roots, Congressman 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 US 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 US 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 has also served as a federal and military prosecutor.
He is married to Casey DeSantis, an Emmy award winning television host. They have a daughter Madison and a son Mason.