Who is Matt Gaetz Father Don Gaetz?
Don Gaetz is widely known as the father of Matt Gaetz. He was a prominent politician of his time and used to be the Republican member of the Florida State Senate. He was the representative of District 1 for a decade till 2016 and also worked as president of the Senate from 2013 to 2014.
However, he retired as he did not participate in re-election that year.
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— Andy Marlette (@AndyMarlette) March 31, 2021
Don Gaetz Wikipedia
As per the Florida Education Foundation website, Don “dedicated his life to expanding Floridians’ access to quality health care services as a hospital administrator and co-founder of a successful hospice care business.” It noted, “As a school board member and later as superintendent, he led Okaloosa County to become the highest performing public school system in Florida, winning numerous national awards for academic excellence.
President Gaetz has an undergraduate degree from Concordia College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Troy State University.”
Don Gaetz Net Worth
The site also added that as president of the Florida Senate, he “used his time leading the Senate to champion expanding economic opportunities through education, increasing government accountability through major ethics reforms, and making Florida the most military and veteran-friendly state in the nation.”
Besides, reportedly an aerospace institute has also been named in his honor. He once said, “Connecting our high school and college enrollment programs to Florida’s economic development in the aerospace industry equals added value to our students, at no cost to their families.”
How old is Don Gaetz?
Don Gaetz is 73 years old as of the year 2021.
Don Gaetz Wife
Don’s wife is Victoria “Vickey” Quertermous, who keeps herself away from the limelight and worked as a pharmacist for over two decades. A northwestern Florida native, she reportedly got her pharmacist license in 1976, which expired in 1997.
She attended Choctawhatchee High School in Destin, Florida, before joining the University of Florida. Victoria married Don in 1981.
The couple lived in a house that was used in the 1998 movie ‘The Truman Show’.
Don Gaetz Children
Erin Gaetz is the sister of Matt and the younger child of Don and Victoria.
It has been said that she is less conservative than other family members. But she supports her elder brother like any sibling. Once Erin said about Matt, “Though like most siblings, we don’t agree on everything, I love him and am deeply proud of him. Where you may see a brash, combative loudmouth, I see the brash, combative loudmouth who insisted to the neighborhood boys that I be allowed to play football with them — even though I was a scrawny, nine-year-old girl.”