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 the wake of the Great Recession, which left the average Florida family struggling to make ends meet, at least one group of people continues to get richer: It pays to be elected to the state House or Senate.
TALLAHASSEE — Under fire once again for lapses in oversight of Florida's voter database and lax communication, Gov. Rick Scott's top elections official says he'll "over-communicate" in the future.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet members will settle a three-year-old legal battle next week that will give the state access to property it wants to acquire to build a park near the Governor's Mansion.
TALLAHASSEE — A highly critical state audit casts new doubt on whether Florida is ready to count votes in the 2016 presidential election and puts added pressure on Gov. Rick Scott's top elections official to show improvement.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida legislators keep finding ways to dodge the career-ending trap of term limits, often with richly rewarding results — paid for by taxpayers.
TALLAHASSEE — The sports and entertainment mogul who is leading the effort to remake Tampa's downtown waterfront is fast becoming one of Gov. Rick Scott's most generous campaign fundraising allies.
CLEARWATER — Two of the best-known names in Florida — Gov. Rick Scott and Winter the dolphin — had a face-to-snout Thursday morning.
TALLAHASSEE — Armed with data that shows that the fastest growing segment of Florida's electorate is choosing no party affiliation, a bipartisan group of activists is pushing for a constitutional amendment to open Florida's closed primary system to all voters.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida legislators announced Monday they will convene a 12-day special session starting Aug. 10 to comply with a court order to revise the state's congressional districts and will take some extraordinary measures to make sure staffers draw an initial base map without consulting anyone but lawyers. …
TALLAHASSEE — The research and watchdog group Integrity Florida released a report Monday calling it a myth that a higher minimum wage results in job losses.