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 — Rejected by Florida lawmakers last spring, Gov. Rick Scott is barnstorming for public support for education programs he wants to revive in next year's state budget.
TALLAHASSEE — Thousands of motorists paid $27 to the state of Florida to update the address on their drivers' licenses, only to be sent replacement licenses with the old address.
TALLAHASSEE — While Gov. Rick Scott was in New York on Thursday trying to persuade companies to bring jobs to Florida, the state's top economist and a House economic development leader were in Tallahassee questioning the governor's strategy.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott's jobs expert was blasted in the Senate on Wednesday for "arrogance" as he faced new criticism for problems with the state's online system to file for unemployment benefits.
TALLAHASSEE — One is the governor and one wants to be.
TALLAHASSEE — Orville "Lee" Wollard fired a single warning shot in self-defense that hurt no one but sent him to prison for 20 years, and on Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott rejected his plea to get out early.
TALLAHASSEE — To some, it's beyond evil, the remnants of a Florida reform school where boys were raped, tortured and killed decades ago.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott was handed a rare setback Tuesday as Cabinet members overruled him and voted to preserve one of the last surviving ranches in central Florida.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott bagged 40 more jobs Tuesday at the expense of Kentucky, a state that has two things Scott doesn't like: an income tax and a Democratic governor.
Fueled in part by low gas prices, Florida's economic recovery keeps rolling.