Congressman Ron DeSantis running for Fla governor

YouTube download / ABC ActionNews video / Congressman Ron DeSantis officially is a candidate for governor of Florida. DeSantis is shown here with his wife, Casey, from an image on his Twitter account.

PALM COAST, Fla. -- Congressman Ron DeSantis has officially announced his candidacy for governor on Jan. 5,, and is endorsed by President Donald Trump.

DeSantis, 39, former Navy lawyer, and author, has been serving as the Republican U.S. Representative for Florida's 6th congressional district since 2013. The district includes Volusia, Flagler and part of St. John's counties.

The Jacksonville native made his announcement on Jan. 5. DeSantis and his wife, Casey, have one child, and live in Palm Coast. His main competitor in the Republican ranks is Adam Putnam, the Florida's agriculture secretary.

-- Henry Frederick, Henry Surfer, Orlando, FL


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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.