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 — Gov. Rick Scott will use a new statewide TV ad buy to soften his personal image with voters as he also collaborates on an upbeat book about people who chased their dreams in Florida.
As Gov. Rick Scott gave his State of the State speech to open the legislative session last week, his cheering section looked on from the upstairs visitors box in the House chamber.
So we know Gov. Rick Scott likes to portray himself as the jobs-promoter-in-chief but what about tree-hugger-in-chief?
Remarks as prepared for delivery:
Good morning, Chief Justice Polston and distinguished members of the Supreme Court. Welcome Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott used his election-year State of the State speech Tuesday to draw a sharp contrast between his own "courage" in bolstering Florida's economy and the "terrible mess" left behind by his predecessor and probable fall opponent, former Gov. Charlie Crist.
TALLAHASSEE — As Florida lawmakers open their annual legislative session today and the governor gives his fourth State of the State address, overshadowing everything for the Republican-controlled Legislature is one overriding goal: the re-election of Gov. Rick Scott.
Joyce Hamilton Henry of Tampa will soon go halfway around the world, and her goal is to shame Florida in the eyes of the human rights community.
TALLAHASSEE — The 2014 session of the Florida Legislature opens Tuesday with the usual upbeat tone, but it won't last.
TALLAHASSEE — By using his personal jet for public business, Florida Gov. Rick Scott can shield his itinerary from websites that track flights, and when his plane lands, he uses a public records exemption to tighten the cloak of secrecy.