Michael Ertel is an American politician who briefly served as the 29th Secretary of State of Florida. Governor-elect Ron DeSantis appointed him for the position on 18 December 2018. Unfortunately, he had to resign as Secretary of State after less than a month in office after his photos dressed in blackface surfaced on the web.
Moreover, he previously served as Supervisor of Elections for Seminole County, Florida. It was a position to which he was first appointed by Governor Jeb Bush in February 2005. Before that, he had served in the US Army initially as its Infantry and then as a public affairs representative. Wanna more information on the senator then keep on scrolling.
Caption: The 29th Secretary of State of Florida, Michael Ertel.
Michael Ertel: Bio, Family, & Career
The 29th Secretary of State of Florida was born on 29 November 1969 in Jacksonville, Florida, the United States of America. He grew up in Seminole County along with his parents. Mike has not provided information on his parents or siblings on the net. He has a nationality of America and belongs to the white ethnicity.
Regarding his education, he attended Lake Howell High School. After high school education, he joined the University of Maryland and graduated from the journalism program at the Defense Information School. It’s a Department of Defense school that trains communications specialists. Further, he completed the Crummer mini-MBA at Rollins College in 2015.
Before entering politics, he served in the United States Army, first in the Infantry and then as a public affairs representative. He took part in Army operations like the 1992 Los Angeles riots and Operation Able Sentry. He had earned several honors including the Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal. Then he returned to his hometown Seminole County and later he along with a number of other individuals, applied for the appointment to fill Joyner’s position after his resignation. After that, Governor Bush appointed him to serve a two-year term until the next general election.
In 2006, Ertel ran for re-election against Democratic activist Marian Williams. Also, he was re-elected in 2008, 2012, and 2016, without opposition. On 28 December 2018, he was appointed by Governor-elect Ron DeSantis to be the next Secretary of State of Florida. However, he resigned from the position on the morning of 24 January 2019, after images of him dressed as a “Hurricane Katrina victim” in blackface at a Halloween party in 2005 were leaked by the Tallahassee Democrat.
Michael Ertel: Personal Life & Wife
Coming over to his relationship, he is a happily married man. Further, he has married his beautiful wife named Michelle Ertel. According to sources, his wife serves as a government relations and communications specialist. Also, she works as a Republican political analyst for News 13 in Orlando and is a regular contributor to the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100. The duo is a proud parent of two children. They are first child Zane who is a UCF graduate working for Florida’s Chief Financial Officer. Further, her second child, Gillian is also a UCF graduate who works at a Seminole County law firm.
Caption: Michael Ertel and wife Michelle.
Michael Ertel: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Talking about his earnings, he surely had maintained a good income from his professional career. Further, he has an estimated net worth of above $700 thousand. Other than this, there is not much information on his exact income.
It seems that he is not available on different social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram.
Michael Ertel: Body Measurements
He has a well-maintained body that has unknown body measurements of chest, waist, or hips respectively. His body stood at a height of 5 feet 9 inches or 1.75 meters with around 75 kg body weight. He has light-brown hair color with dark blue eyes color.