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 — It is the most powerful job in state government most people can't name.
TALLAHASSEE — Ten years ago, David Altmaier was coaching track and teaching algebra to 9th graders in southern Kentucky.
TALLAHASSEE — Running out of time and job applicants, Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet members broke a logjam Friday and placed untested state regulator David Altmaier on the hot seat as Florida's new insurance commissioner.
TALLAHASSEE — A clash of wills between Gov. Rick Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater over choosing Florida's next insurance commissioner threatens to come to a head today.
TALLAHASSEE — A tense standoff deepened Tuesday between Gov. Rick Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater over who should be Florida's next insurance commissioner, weeks before the start of hurricane season.
Republicans talked about him in hushed tones along hallways, in line to get coffee, even as they washed their hands in the restroom — though they rarely uttered his name from the microphone.
TAMPA — Gov. Rick Scott got the call no parent wants to hear.
TALLAHASSEE — A restructuring meant to force different parts of Florida's mental health system to work together is now law.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Friday vetoed the single most contentious bill from the 2016 Legislature, a major overhaul of alimony law that would have mandated that judges start with a presumption of equal time-sharing of child custody in divorces.
A spring swoon has overtaken Florida's jobs market, resulting in the smallest monthly job growth in nearly four years.