Rick Scott

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Rick Scott
Official Portrait of Senator Rick Scott (R-FL).jpg
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
LieutenantJennifer Carroll (2011–2013) Carlos Lopez-Cantera (2014–2019)
Preceded byCharlie Crist
Succeeded byRon DeSantis
Personal details
Born (1952-12-01) December 1, 1952 (age 67)
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]
RankPO3 collar.png Petty Officer Third Class[2]
UnitUSS Glover (FF-1098)

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.

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Summary of Information on Rick Scott". Thepoliticalguide.com. Retrieved 2011-05-30.
  2. "Oh, if only Florida had a governor who liked business people". Blogs.orlandosentinel.com. 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. Retrieved April 9, 2018.