With 13 executions under his watch, Rick Scott is Florida's record-holding, modern-day, first-term governor
When Juan Carlos Chavez was put to death at 8:17 p.m. Wednesday, his execution marked the 13th on Florida Gov. Rick Scott's watch -- a record among first-term Florida governors since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. Since then, 83 have been executed.
Charlie Crist (2007-2011) oversaw the fewest executions, 5, in his single term. (Crist, now a Democrat, is running against Scott).
Jeb Bush (1999-2007) was the prior first-term record holder with 11 executions in modern times. He still holds the all-time record: 21.
Lawton Chiles (1991-1998) executed eight people in his first term and 10 more in his second.
Bob Martinez (1987-1991) executed nine.
Bob Graham (1979-1987) executed two in his first term and 14 in his second.
For who was executed and when, here's the link.
There's a chance another governor, prior to 1976, executed more in his first term or overall. The link to those executions is here.