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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.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 13, 2014 10:50am]


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