UPDATED 11:51 AM PT – Monday, November 8, 2021
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has officially launched his bid for reelection. DeSantis filed paperwork to run for reelection on Friday.
The Republican said he has “delivered on all fronts” for Florida residents, but asserted he’s “only just begun to fight.” The governor pointed to the state’s economic growth, historic restoration efforts in the Everglades and support of small businesses statewide as reasons for his reelection.
DeSantis has held his position as Florida’s governor since 2018 and his current term is set to expire in January 2023. DeSantis added over the course of the pandemic especially, he has championed the rights of parents by keeping school’s open and in-person.
No police officer, firefighter, nurse or anyone should lose their job because of COVID jabs.
We are going to stand up and protect Floridians’ rights. pic.twitter.com/L2m3WdZ2yX
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) November 8, 2021
“I also protected individual Floridians and small businesses by keeping Florida open and stood up for students and parents by ensuring schools provided in-person instruction and by championing the rights of parents,” DeSantis stated. “We’ve also taken on Big Tech censorship, banned sanctuary cities, ensured that municipalities cannot defund law enforcement and stood up to the Biden regime.”
The Republican is seeking a second term in charge of the Sunshine State while several Democrats are competing in a primary to challenge him.