Rick Scott is a Republican elected governor of Florida in 2010. He defeated Democrat Alex Sink, the state's chief financial officer, in the closest governor's race since 1876. He also spent $73 million of his own money to introduce himself to Floridians, having no political experience and barely met residency requirements.
Rick Scott is the former CEO of Columbia/HCA and also started Solantic. Scott was born Dec. 1, 1952, in Bloomington, Ill. He served in the Navy and graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Southern Methodist University Law School. He and his wife, Frances Annette, have two adult daughters.
TALLAHASSEE — In an emotional clash between race and Southern heritage, Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet on Tuesday refused to honor three prominent Floridians who were Confederate heroes during the Civil War.
Gov. Rick Scott's record on the environment has faced renewed scrutiny after a news report stated that administrators in his Department of Environmental Protection were banned from using the terms "global warming" or "climate change."
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott's chief of emergency management testified Thursday before the Legislature and had a half dozen chances to use the term "climate change."
TALLAHASSEE — With two homegrown candidates expected to be in the 2016 race, Gov. Rick Scott wasted no time signing into law a bill setting a new, later date for Florida's presidential primary.
Forget the charm offensive. In Gov. Rick Scott's war against other states for jobs, his strategy is more akin to the taunt offensive. As the nation is emerging from the deep recession and jobs are being created, governors have determined that luring jobs from other states is a legitimate economic development tool.
You might have seen Gov. Rick Scott recently talking to you in a TV ad — "We are expanding our industries, investing in our ports, making a record commitment to you, devoting more resources to education'' — and wondered if he's running for office again.
That's the plan, but not right away.
TALLAHASSEE — Ousted FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey confirmed Tuesday that he met two weeks ago with federal prosecutors, who have been prodded to investigate his dismissal and his claims of political interference by Gov. Rick Scott's office.
Pharmaceutical manufacturer Xcelience is expanding its Tampa headquarters, creating 100 jobs while pledging to keep 100 current ones.
There's that sound again: people around the country laughing at Florida.
No one told Bart Bibler not to use the terms "climate change" and "global warming" during his six months on the job at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Then, on March 4, he walked into a Florida Coastal Managers Forum, a teleconference with representatives from other state agencies.