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. He was the 45th Governor of Florida from 2011 to 2019. He is a member of the Republican Party.
Rick Scott in 2011.
|United States Senator|
|Assumed office |
January 8, 2019
Serving with Marco Rubio
|Preceded by||Bill Nelson|
|45th Governor of Florida|
January 4, 2011 – January 8, 2019
|Preceded by||Charlie Crist|
|Succeeded by||Ron DeSantis|
|Born||December 1, 1952|
Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Ann (née Holland) Scott; 2 daughters|
|Alma mater||University of Missouri, Kansas City|
Southern Methodist University
|Profession||Lawyer; business executive|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1971–1974|
|Rank||Petty Officer Third Class|
|Unit||USS Glover (FF-1098)|
In April 2018, Scott announced his plans to run for the United States Senate against current Senator Bill Nelson. In August 2018, Scott won the Republican nomination and soon won the general election.
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- "Oh, if only Florida had a governor who liked business people". Blogs.orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved 2011-05-30.
- "Republican Rick Scott wins Florida Senate race, defeating incumbent Bill Nelson". Vox. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
- Dixon, Matt; Caputo, Marc (April 9, 2018). "Scott running for Senate in epic showdown with Nelson". Politico. Retrieved April 9, 2018.