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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 by Bill Nelson
45th Governor of Florida
In office
January 4, 2011 – January 8, 2019
Lieutenant

Jennifer Carroll (2011–2013)

Carlos Lopez-Cantera (2014–2019)
Preceded by Charlie Crist
Succeeded by Ron DeSantis
Personal details
Born December 1, 1952 (1952-12-01) (age 67)
Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ann (née Holland) Scott; 2 daughters
Alma mater University of Missouri, Kansas City
Southern Methodist University
Profession Lawyer; business executive
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Branch/service  United States Navy
Years of service 1971–1974
Rank PO3 collar.png 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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