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Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott

  • January 4, 2011 - January 5, 2015
    January 6, 2015 - January 7, 2019
  • Republican
  • December 1, 1952
  • Illinois
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, Southern Methodist University
  • Married; two daughters
  • Ann Scott
  • Navy


Rick Scott was sworn in as governor of Florida on January 4, 2011, and was sworn in for his second term on January 6, 2015.

Scott has made a name for himself in business, health care and politics. From 1987 to 1997, Scott established and led Columbia, which later became Columbia/HCA, a company that works to reduce costs and improve care for patients in hospitals around the country. After purchasing a controlling interest in America’s Health Network, Scott co-founded Solantic Corporation in 2001, which operates unique and innovative urgent care centers across Florida.

Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and received a law degree from Southern Methodist University.

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