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Congressman Ron DeSantis

Congressman DeSantis is a combat veteran of the US Navy
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The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC is supporting the 63rd endorsed and elected Combat Veteran For Congress to run for the United States Senate in Florida; he is the 28th endorsed Combat Veteran For Congress to serve in Congress.  His policies mirror those of President Reagans, “Peace Through Strength” on national defense, supports a “Don’t Tread On Me” foreign policy, and as his fiscal conservative voting record has supported the reining in of out-of-control and unnecessary federal spending.  He has been rated as the #1 Taxpayer Hero in Florida by Citizens Against Waste.   Congressman Ron DeSantis, Lcdr-USNR (JAGC) (R-FL-6), a resident of Ponte Vedra Beach in St John’s County, is running for the open US Senate seat vacated by Senator Marco Rubio, who is running for US Presidency, and by doing so is leaving a CRITICAL Republican Senate seat up for grabs in a critical swing state.  The 2016 election could well rest on the shoulders of Florida-–again---and on the caliber of the Republican senate nominee.  Liberal extremists like Cong Patrick Murphy (D-FL-18)—who defeated Congressman Allen West, LTC-USA (Ret), an endorsed and elected Combat Veterans For Congress, and the contemptible leftist Cong Alan Grayson (D-FL-9) are among the top Democrat contenders seeking Senator Rubio’s seat.  Congressman DeSantis has faithfully been protecting and defending the US Constitution, led efforts on the House floor to call attention to Obama’s lawlessness, authored & passed the “Faithful Execution of the Law Act” to rein Obama’s repeated violation of Federal Laws, and supported efforts to defund the unconstitutional executive amnesty of 5 million Illegal aliens.  

Congressman DeSantis was born on September 14, 1978 in Jacksonville, Florida.  Upon graduating from Dunedin High School in Dunedin, FL in June 1997, Ron matriculated at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut where he was captain of the varsity baseball team in his senior year; he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in History on May 21, 2001.  Ron subsequently matriculated at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and graduated with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree on June 9, 2005.  Ron DeSantis was sworn-in to the U.S. Navy at the US Naval Reserve Center, Dallas, TX in May 28, 2004, and was commissioned as an Ensign while still matriculating a Harvard Law School.  


In August of 2005, Ensign DeSantis commenced training at both Naval Officer Indoctrination Training Course and at the US Naval Justice School in Newport, RI.  On October 3, 2005, he was given constructive credit for attending law school and promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade.  Lt (jg) DeSantis completed US Naval Justice School in Newport in December 2005.  In December 2005, Lt (jg) DeSantis received orders to report to Trial Service Office Command South East at the US Naval Station, Mayport, FL as a Military Prosecutor (the name of the command was subsequently changed to Naval Region Legal Service Office South East).   On June 1, 2006 Lt (jg) DeSantis was promoted to Lieutenant.  Lt DeSantis had recurring Temporary Duty Assignments on the staff of the Joint Task Force-Guantanamo Commander (JTF-GTMO).  Lt DeSantis worked directly for the JTF-GTMO Staff Judge Advocate on matters concerning the incarcerated terrorists at the Guantanamo Bay Joint Detention Facility; he was on duty in GTMO during Christmas of 2006. 

In July 2007, Lt DeSantis received orders to report to the Naval Special Warfare Command Group ONE in Coronado, California; he was assigned to SEAL Team ONE and ordered to deploy to Iraq on October 7, 2007 with the troop surge.  Lt DeSantis was assigned as the Legal Advisor to the SEAL Commander, Special Operations Task Force-West in Fallujah in support of the counterinsurgency missions during the combat deployment of SEAL Team ONE with additional duty in Ramadi, Al Assad, Balad, and Baghdad.  He returned to CONUS on April 15, 2008, at which time he was reassigned to the Naval Region Legal Service Office SE and earned an appointment with the U.S. Department of Justice to serve as a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida until his orders elapsed on January 3, 2009.  Lt DeSantis was assigned as a Trial Defense Counsel for the Naval Region Legal Service Office SE until he left active duty and was Honorably Discharged on February 28, 2010; he accepted a commission as a Lieutenant in the US Naval Reserve. Lt DeSantis’ was assigned duty with Region Legal Service Office SE; his duties included presiding over Article 32 investigations and providing command advice to Naval Reserve Regional Commander, with various duty assignments at US Naval Station, Mayport, FL and the US Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL.  In August 2012, Lt DeSantis was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and assigned to the Naval Reserve VTU in Washington, DC and drills with the 157th IMA Detachment.  For his duty assignment with SEAL Team ONE in support of counterinsurgency operations in Iraq, Lcdr DeSantis was awarded the Bronze Star Medal (Meritorious), in previous assignments he was awarded the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Gold Star in lieu of 2nd award), the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Medal, and various Service and Campaign Medals.  

Congressman DeSantis was first elected to the 6th Congressional District of Florida in 2012, and was re-elected in 2014.  Congressman DeSantis was selected as Chairman of the National Security Oversight Committee, has highlighted the threats posed by an EMP attack, and has helped lead efforts to protect critical infrastructure.  Congressman DeSantis also holds a seat on the Congressional Oversight Committee, and has been relentlessly investigating scandals concerning the Obama Administration, including the Battle of Benghazi where four Americans, including two Navy SEALs, lost their lives because of the failure of Obama to execute “Cross Border Authority” so Military personnel at the ready could be sent to rescue them.  He has also been involved in investigating the IRS’ violation of the right of conservative Americans citizens to exercise their Constitutional right to organize to participate in the election process, and has led the effort to hold IRS Commissioner Koskinen and Lois Lerner accountable for the cover up and obstruction of justice.  Congressman DeSantis has also been investigating the Obama administrations retaliation against whistleblowers, which is another the Obama administration’s violation of Federal Laws enacted by Congress.  

Congressman DeSantis has demonstrated that he stands with Israel, is a leading opponent of Obama’s policy of nuclear concessions to Iran, which is permitting Iran to develop nuclear weapons.  Congressman DeSantis helped defeat efforts by liberal Democrats to defund operations against ISIL, and their attempt reduce the US Navy’s carrier fleet.  He believes ISIL should be stopped by finally providing self-defense arms to the Kurds & Christians in the Plains of Nineveh, and providing them with effective close air support.  He opposes the Communist regime of Castro’s Cuba, and joined another elected Combat Veterans For Congress, Senator Tom Cotton, Cpt-USA (R-AR), to author a bill to prevent the release of dangerous Radical Islamic Terrorists from GTMO.  

Since his election to Congress, he has led by example to reform Congress by declining pension and taxpayer-financed health insurance subsidies for Congress, authored a bill to end pensions for members of Congress, authored a bill to force Congress to live under Obama Care as it is written, supports term limits for members of Congress, and supports prohibiting Congress from exempting its members from generally applicable laws.  Congressman DeSantis has supported every effort in the House to stop Obama Care, and helped defeat the Internet sales tax in the House, He authored a bill with Senator Mike Lee to pop the higher education bubble and promote alternative (and cheaper) forms of higher education beyond traditional brick-and-ivy schools. The American Conservative Union, Heritage Action, and Freedom Works give Congressman DeSantis an outstanding ratings for his voting record in Congress.  Congressman DeSantis is often interviewed on the FOX National News TV Network seeking his invaluable opinion on controversial issues of the day.


Ron DeSantis is an accomplished military and federal prosecutor, has authored a book entitled Dreams From Our Founding Fathers: First Principles in the Age of Obama which was published in 2011 ( Since the publication of Dreams from Our Founding Fathers, he has given speeches throughout Florida, including in Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Venice, Gainesville, and the Villages.  He has previously taught U.S. Military Law in Florida and abroad – a course he personally designed based on his operational experiences and court-martial cases – at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, FL.  His writing have appeared in National Review Online, the Washington Times, The American Spectator, Human Events, and the American Thinker.  Congressman DeSantis has been endorsed by Former Ambassador John Bolton, Erick Erickson the Managing Editor of, The Madison Project, Club for Growth, the Senate Conservative Fund, Citizen’s United, the endorsed & elected Combat Veterans For Congress, and the Combat Veterans For Congress PAC.  He is a member of the VFW, the American Legion, Ponte Vedra Beach Republican Club, the Conservative Republican Forum ofJacksonville, the Association of the United States Navy, and the Yale Baseball Alumni Association.  He has been married to Casey Black DeSantis for nearly six years; Casey is an Emmy Award-winning television host of the show “First Coast Living.”  They attend Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.      


The Combat Veterans for Congress PAC is pleased to endorse Congressman Ron DeSantis, Lcdr-USNR (JAGC) (R-FL-6) who will bring to the United States Senate extraordinary public sector and private sector skills and wisdom to better solve problems and represent his Congressional District and the Republic. If you review Congressman DeSantis’ positions on his Congressional Web site, you would be pleased with his stands; they agree with the Combat Veterans For Congress Mission Statement.  We look forward to working with Congressman DeSantis, and are pleased that a Combat Veteran of his caliber is running for the US Senate.  If you have friends, associates, or relatives who know voters in Florida, kindly pass this E-mail on to them, and ask them to support Congressman DeSantis by working in his campaign, providing financial support for his campaign in any amount, and/or by networking with others who would be willing to support his campaign.  The military is one of the few remaining institutions producing the caliber of men and women needed to restore this nation to the greatness our Founding Fathers envisioned.  We have endorsed another Combat Veteran For Congress that General George Washington would have approved of.  He is a Veteran who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America” for an amount “up to and including his life.”

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