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 — Despite being snubbed by the Legislature six months ago, Gov. Rick Scott is again pressing lawmakers for money to give to businesses in exchange for them moving to Florida and creating jobs.
MIAMI — Something unusual happened to Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera this month: Gov. Rick Scott started giving him things to do again.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott is using his emergency powers to direct $25 million to research a Zika virus vaccine, he said Thursday.
TALLAHASSEE — A water utilities veteran who has spent a career navigating the water wars of Tampa Bay was named Florida's next public service commissioner late Thursday by Gov. Rick Scott.
FORT MYERS — Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday morning that he had authorized an additional $10 million in state funds to fight the spread of the Zika virus.
WASHINGTON — Florida lawmakers made their most coordinated effort yet to call for urgent action to combat the Zika virus, but even as they stressed bipartisanship, politics were on display Tuesday, overshadowing the possibility of a breakthrough on funding.
For months, Gov. Rick Scott and state agencies have reported almost daily on the public health crisis posed by the spread of Zika.
CLEARWATER — Health officials on both sides of Tampa Bay are scrambling to contain a potential new outbreak of the Zika virus after the first locally transmitted infection was confirmed in Pinellas County Tuesday.
On his third visit to Miami's Wynwood neighborhood since the Zika virus outbreak, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday repeated his plea that Washington help Florida respond to the nation's first outbreak of the infectious disease, even as he fended off accusations that he's not disclosing new cases quickly enough.
TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge on Thursday threw out key parts of an abortion law that would have blocked all state funding to clinics such as Planned Parenthood and required the inspection of as many as 35,000 women's health records.