Michael Waltz

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Michael Waltz
Michael Waltz, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 6th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byRon DeSantis
Personal details
Michael George Glen Waltz

(1974-01-31) January 31, 1974 (age 45)
Boynton Beach, Florida, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationVirginia Military Institute (BA)
WebsiteHouse website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
UnitArmy Special Forces
Battles/warsWar in Afghanistan

Michael George Glen Waltz[1][2] (born January 31, 1974)[3] is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Florida's 6th congressional district. He is a member of the Republican Party.


Waltz earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Studies at the Virginia Military Institute and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army National Guard.


A US Army National Guard Special Forces officer, Michael Waltz is a veteran of the War in Afghanistan and is the first Green Beret ever elected to the United States Congress. Before his election to Congress, Waltz served in a senior role at the Pentagon as Director for Afghanistan policy within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, served as a senior advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney for South Asia and Counterterrorism in the George W. Bush White House, was co-founder and partner at Askari Associates, LLC, and was president of Metis Solutions. Mike is a member of the Republican Party and is a FOX News contributor, providing expert commentary on foreign policy and defense issues, and has also appeared frequently on CNN, MSNBC, BBC World News, and PBS Frontline.[4][5]

U.S. Congress[edit]

In 2018, Waltz ran in the 2018 election to succeed Ron DeSantis.[6][7] Waltz won the election over Democrat Nancy Soderberg and was sworn in to the 116th congress on January 3, 2019.



  1. ^ VMI Grad Elected to Florida Congress
  2. ^ "Representative Michael Waltz". Representative Michael Waltz. Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  3. ^ https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/416745-florida-new-members-2019
  4. ^ "Matchup between ex-Cheney aide and ex-Clinton aide set in Florida's 6th". The Washington Post. 2018-08-27. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  5. ^ Mark Harper. "Big money aids Nancy Soderberg, Michael Waltz in District 6 congressional race - News - The St. Augustine Record - St. Augustine, FL". Staugustine.com. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  6. ^ "Republican Michael Waltz wins open Florida House seat, keeping 6th District in GOP control". SFGate. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  7. ^ "Special forces: How Mike Waltz defeated the national left - Florida Politics". floridapolitics.com. Retrieved 2018-11-11.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ron DeSantis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 6th congressional district

U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Jeff Van Drew
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Steve Watkins