Rick Scott

United States Senator from Florida since 2019

Richard Lynn "Rick" Scott (born December 1, 1952) is an American politician and businessman. He is the junior United States Senator of Florida since January 8, 2019.[3] He was the 45th Governor of Florida from 2011 to 2019. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Rick Scott
Rick Scott in 2019
United States Senator
from Florida
Assumed office
January 8, 2019
Serving with Marco Rubio
Preceded byBill Nelson
45th Governor of Florida
In office
January 4, 2011 – January 8, 2019
Preceded byCharlie Crist
Succeeded byRon DeSantis
Personal details
Born (1952-12-01) December 1, 1952 (age 71)
Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Ann (née Holland) Scott; 2 daughters
Alma materUniversity of Missouri, Kansas City
Southern Methodist University
ProfessionLawyer; business executive
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1971–1974[1]
Rank Petty Officer Third Class[2]
UnitUSS Glover (FF-1098)

In April 2018, Scott announced his plans to run for the United States Senate against current Senator Bill Nelson.[4] In August 2018, Scott won the Republican nomination and soon won the general election.


  1. "Summary of Information on Rick Scott". Thepoliticalguide.com. Archived from the original on 2018-08-11. Retrieved 2011-05-30.
  2. "Oh, if only Florida had a governor who liked business people". Blogs.orlandosentinel.com. Archived from the original on 2011-11-04. Retrieved 2011-05-30.
  3. "Republican Rick Scott wins Florida Senate race, defeating incumbent Bill Nelson". Vox. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  4. Dixon, Matt; Caputo, Marc (April 9, 2018). "Scott running for Senate in epic showdown with Nelson". Politico. Archived from the original on April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 9, 2018.