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|Name = Ron DeSantis
 
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|Assumed office = 2013
 
|Assumed office = 2013
 
|Political party = Republican
 
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|Predecessor = [[Cliff Stearns]] (R)
 
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|Base salary = $174,000/year
 
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|Next election = [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Next election = [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Campaign $=1145859
 
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|Birthday = Sept. 14, 1974
 
|Birthday = Sept. 14, 1974
 
|Place of birth = Jacksonville, FL
 
|Place of birth = Jacksonville, FL
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|Net worth = $31,503
 
|Profession = Lawyer
 
|Profession = Lawyer
 
|Religion = Catholic
 
|Religion = Catholic
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|Office website = http://desantis.house.gov/
 
|Campaign website = http://voteron2012.com/
 
|Campaign website = http://voteron2012.com/
 
|Campaign logo =Ron DeSantis logo.jpg
 
|Campaign logo =Ron DeSantis logo.jpg
 
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{{tnr}}'''Ron DeSantis''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Florida's 6th congressional district|the 6th Congressional District]] of [[Florida]]. DeSantis first elected on November 6, 2012.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Ron DeSantis''' (b. Sept. 14, 1974 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Florida's 6th congressional district|the 6th Congressional District]] of [[Florida]]. He was first elected on November 6, 2012.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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DeSantis wrote the book ''Dreams From Our Founding Fathers'' in late 2011. The book, a critique of Obama’s worldview and a call for a return to the framers’ principles, prompted DeSantis to run for political office.<ref>[http://thehill.com/capital-living/new-member-of-the-week/293781-freshman-rep-ron-desantis-looking-to-write-a-new-chapter-in-congress ''The Hill'' "Freshman Rep. Ron DeSantis looking to write a new chapter in Congress" Accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
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DeSantis is a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.<ref>[http://s3.amazonaws.com/atrfiles/files/files/050913-113thCongress%281%29.pdf ''Americans for Tax Reform'' "113th Congress" Accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
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|Party=Republican
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|Rating=Center
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|Pronoun=he
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|Fullname=Ron DeSantis
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|Lastname=DeSantis
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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*2013-present: [[United States House of Representatives]], District 6
 
*2013-present: [[United States House of Representatives]], District 6
 
   
 
   
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==Committee assignments==
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===U.S. House===
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====2013-2014====
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DeSantis serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs|Committee on Foreign Affairs]]
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**Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere
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*[[United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform]]
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**Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs
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**Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and The Census
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*[[United States House Committee on the Judiciary]]
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**Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice
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**Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Florida's 6th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Florida's 6th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
DeSantis ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 6th congressional district elections, 2012|6th District]]. DeSantis won the nomination on the Republican ticket.<ref name="ref">[http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2012-02-09-0 ''St. Augustine Record'' "Mica to announce his district today" Accessed February 13, 2012] </ref> Candidates wishing to run must file by the [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] of June 8, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012. DeSantis won the nomination in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.<ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref>  He won the election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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DeSantis ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Florida, 2012|Florida's]] [[Florida's 6th congressional district elections, 2012|6th District]]. DeSantis won the nomination on the Republican ticket.<ref name="ref">[http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2012-02-09-0 ''St. Augustine Record'' "Mica to announce his district today" Accessed February 13, 2012] </ref> Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] of June 8, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012. DeSantis won the nomination in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.<ref>[http://enight.elections.myflorida.com/FederalOffices/ ''Florida Secretary of State'', "August 2012 Primary Election," Accessed September 4, 2012]</ref><ref name="ap">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/FL_US_House_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref>  He won the election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
  
====General Election====
 
 
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====Primary Results====
 
The primary took place on August 14.<ref>[http://enight.elections.myflorida.com/FederalOffices/ ''Florida Secretary of State'', "August 2012 Primary Election," Accessed September 4, 2012]</ref>
 
=====Republican Primary=====
 
 
{{Primary election box 2012
 
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|Chamber=  Florida's 6th Congressional District
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|Chamber=  U.S. House, Florida District 6
 
|party= Republican
 
|party= Republican
 
|winner1 =Ron Desantis
 
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====Endorsements====
 
====Endorsements====
 
DeSantis received the backing of the [[Club for Growth]] on June 26, 2012.<ref>[http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2012/06/club-for-growth-26.php ''National Journal'' "Club For Growth Backs DeSantis" Accessed June 27, 2012]</ref>
 
DeSantis received the backing of the [[Club for Growth]] on June 26, 2012.<ref>[http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2012/06/club-for-growth-26.php ''National Journal'' "Club For Growth Backs DeSantis" Accessed June 27, 2012]</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|year=2012
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00034746&cycle=2012&newmem=Y ''Open Secrets'' "Ron DeSantis" Accessed April 3, 2013]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=1145859
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=[[U.S. House]] (Florida, [[Florida's 6th congressional district|District 6]])
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===2012===
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[[File:Ron DeSantis 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of DeSantis's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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DeSantis won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, DeSantis's campaign committee raised a total of $1,145,859 and spent $1,122,042.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00034746&newMem=Y&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Ron DeSantis 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 22, 2013]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber =  U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 6th Congressional District
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|party = Republican
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|total raised =  $1,145,859
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|total spent = $1,122,042
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|opponent raised =$281,009 
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|opponent spent = $258,207
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|org1 =Demetree Brothers
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|org2 = Arizona Diamondbacks
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|org3 =  Mac Papers
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|org4 =  Holland & Knight
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|org5 =  Fletcher Management
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|orgdonor1 =$17,500 
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|orgdonor2 = $15,000
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|orgdonor3 = $12,500
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|orgdonor4 =  $12,400
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|orgdonor5 =  $11,000
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|ind1 =Retired 
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|ind2 = Republican/Conservative
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|ind3 = Real Estate
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|ind4 =  Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind5 =  Health Professionals
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|inddonor1 =  $145,158
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|inddonor2 = $74,511
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|inddonor3 =  $66,505
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|inddonor4 = $55,250
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|inddonor5 = $48,400
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|}}
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==Analysis==
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', DeSantis is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican]]" as of June 11,2 013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/ron_desantis/412526 ''Gov Track'' "DeSantis," Accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' DeSantis missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/ron_desantis/412526 ''GovTrack,'' "Ron DeSantis," Accessed March 29, 2013]</ref>
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', DeSantis's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$41,992 and $104,999. That averages to $31,503, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00034746&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "DeSantis (R-Fla), 2011"]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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====2012====
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Information on 2012 vote rating is unavailable.
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===Voting with party===
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{{Congress vote percent
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|party=Republican
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|percent=95.1%
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|rank=174th
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|total=233
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|chamber=House
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|year=June 2013
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|RHouse=Y
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://voteron2012.com/ Campaign Website]
 
* [http://voteron2012.com/ Campaign Website]
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*[http://desantis.house.gov/ U.S. House website]
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 13:19, 28 June 2013

Ron DeSantis
Ron desantis.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorCliff Stearns (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,145,859
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sYale University
J.D.Harvard Law School
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy, JAG prosecutor, United States Navy reserve
Years of service2004-Present
CitationsBronze Star Medal
Personal
BirthdaySept. 14, 1974
Place of birthJacksonville, FL
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth$31,503
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Ron DeSantis campaign logo
Ron DeSantis (b. Sept. 14, 1974 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing the 6th Congressional District of Florida. He was first elected on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

DeSantis wrote the book Dreams From Our Founding Fathers in late 2011. The book, a critique of Obama’s worldview and a call for a return to the framers’ principles, prompted DeSantis to run for political office.[3]

DeSantis is a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.[4]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, DeSantis is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Education:[5]

  • Yale University, B.A.
  • Harvard Law School, J.D.

Career

  • U.S. Navy, JAG prosecutor[5]
    • Advisor for a U.S. Navy SEAL commander in support of the SEAL counterinsurgency mission in Iraq[5]
    • Received bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in Iraq[5]
  • 2013-present: United States House of Representatives, District 6

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

DeSantis serves on the following committees:[6]

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 6th congressional district elections, 2012

DeSantis ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 6th District. DeSantis won the nomination on the Republican ticket.[7] Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of June 8, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012. DeSantis won the nomination in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[8][1] He won the election on November 6, 2012.[9]

U.S. House, Florida District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon DeSantis 57.2% 195,962
     Democratic Heather Beaven 42.8% 146,489
Total Votes 342,451
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Florida District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRon Desantis 38.8% 24,132
Fred Costello 22.8% 14,189
Beverly Slough 13.2% 8,229
Craig Miller 13.1% 8,113
Richard Clark 9.8% 6,090
Alec Pueschal 1.2% 739
William Billy Kogut 1% 628
Total Votes 62,120

Endorsements

DeSantis received the backing of the Club for Growth on June 26, 2012.[10]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for DeSantis is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, DeSantis raised a total of $1,145,859 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 3, 2013.[11]

Ron DeSantis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Florida, District 6) Won $1,145,859
Grand Total Raised $1,145,859

2012

Breakdown of the source of DeSantis's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

DeSantis won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, DeSantis's campaign committee raised a total of $1,145,859 and spent $1,122,042.[12]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, DeSantis is a "centrist Republican" as of June 11,2 013.[13]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, DeSantis missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[14]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, DeSantis's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$41,992 and $104,999. That averages to $31,503, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.[15]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Information on 2012 vote rating is unavailable.

Voting with party

2013

DeSantis voted with the Republican Party 95.1% of the time, which ranked 174th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[16]

Personal

DeSantis is married to his wife, Casey.[5]

Recent news

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External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Cliff Stearns (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 6
2013-present
Succeeded by
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