Congressman Ron DeSantis has officially announced his selection for Lt. Governor, State Representative Jeanette Nuñez. The Miami native would be the first Cuban-American female Lt. Governor if elected in November.
“Jeanette Nuñez is a strong, principled leader who will be an outstanding Lieutenant Governor for the people of Florida,” Congressman DeSantis said. “She has a proven record of leadership and legislative accomplishments, delivering for both her constituents in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida as a whole. Jeanette will help us build on our economic success, protect our environment and empower parents to make the best educational decisions for their children. I look forward to campaigning with her across our great state to secure Florida’s future.”
Nuñez is completing her fourth term in the Florida House of Representatives, the last two years she’s served as Speaker pro tempore, considered the number two leadership position in that legislative body. That legislative experience will be essential to DeSantis, if elected, in order to get his agenda passed by the House and Senate.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve the people of Florida with Congressman DeSantis,” said Nuñez. “In South Florida, we know that by empowering the free market—not big government—we succeed as a state. Together, I know we can build an economy that works for all Floridians, protect our natural resources and provide every child a great education. I’m excited about sharing our message across the Sunshine State and bringing home a big win in November.”
Nuñez is a graduate of Florida International University. She and husband Adrian Nuñez, have three children – Megan, Justin,and Jason.
Congressman DeSantis and Rep. Nuñez will make their first appearance together Thursday morning at a GOP “Unity Rally” in Orlando. They’ll also appear together at an event in Miami.