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|United States Senator
January 8, 2019
Serving with Marco Rubio
|Preceded by||Bill Nelson|
|45th Governor of Florida|
January 4, 2011 – January 8, 2019
|Lieutenant||Jennifer Carroll (2011–2013) Carlos Lopez-Cantera (2014–2019)|
|Preceded by||Charlie Crist|
|Succeeded by||Ron DeSantis|
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)|
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.
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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