RICK L. SCOTT
45th Governor of Florida (2011-present)
- Born December 1, 1952 , Bloomington, IL
- First Lady Ann Scott, married in 1972
- Attended community college for one year before enrolling in the United States Navy, serving as a radar man aboard the USS Glover.
- Graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City with a B.A. in Business Administration.
- Graduated from Southern Methodist University Law School.
Governor Rick Scott is the 45th Governor of the great State of Florida. Governor Scott campaigned on creating jobs and turning Florida's economy around.
Born in Bloomington, Illinois and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Governor Scott is considered one of America’s foremost entrepreneurs. The son of a truck driver and JC Penney clerk, Governor Scott is known as an innovator in business, health care, and politics, and has developed a reputation in the health care industry for providing affordable, high quality services through a patient-centric approach to cost and care. Governor Scott is the founder of two health care providers, Columbia Hospital Corporation and Solantic Corporation, which builds and operates urgent care facilities throughout Florida. He also started Conservatives for Patients’ Rights, an organization founded to defend free market principles in health care that focused successfully on defeating President Obama’s government-run public option plan.
Governor Scott has been married to his high school sweetheart, Ann, for 38 years. They met for the first time during Mrs. Scott’s senior year of high school. After graduating from high school, the first lady supported the governor during his time in the Navy and attended community college while working full-time. Mrs. Scott enjoys interior design and has a degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
They have two wonderful daughters, Allison & Jordan.
First Lady Ann Scott is a devoted wife, mother, sister, and friend. She believes in family, strong values, and the power of a good education. She also believes in the importance of community involvement. That is what the Scott's taught their daughters and that is what they believe is important for the future of Florida.
Throughout their lives, Governor & Mrs. Scott have been committed to their community locally and around the world. They support the Salvation Army, The United Way, the Naples Zoo, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and World Vision, where the Scott Family worked to create a primary health care system in Bunyala, a very poor area of Kenya. Mrs. Scott has also donated her time to hometown organizations including Liberty Youth Ranch, a home for abandoned, abused, neglected and orphaned children in Collier County.