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 — Florida taxpayers today are on the hook for less unpaid state debt than taxpayers in a majority of other states, according to a new report by the Pew Charitable Trust.
WASHINGTON — With more Zika cases being reported Wednesday in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott implored lawmakers to set aside differences and reach a conclusion on federal funding to fight the virus.
TALLAHASSEE — For nearly 40 minutes Wednesday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott sat and listened to how the agency he most entrusted to uphold his self-proclaimed jobs legacy is "top heavy" with management, spends too much on office space, needs to rein in travel expenses and has a lack of internal controls that could make …
TALLAHASSEE — Florida has 12 million registered voters, but the only one named Zakee Furqan stands out.
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.