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Rick Scott

AKA Richard Lynn Scott

Born: 1-Dec-1952
Birthplace: Bloomington, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Florida

Military service: US Navy

Venture capitalist, hospital entrepreneur, and activist against health care reform, who spent $73M of his own fortune successfully running for Governor of Florida in 2010, succeeding Charlie Crist. Conservative Republican; anti-abortion rights, pro-gun rights, pro-offshore drilling, pro-school vouchers. Ousted from the leadership of Columbia/HCA in 1997 after the revelation of a massive Medicare fraud; received a $310M golden parachute as the company paid $1.7B in federal fines.


[1] Resigned from First Presbyterian Church of Naples, FL in 2006, after what news accounts called "a feud with church leaders", and provided funding to construct Naples Community Church, the non-denominational Christian congregation he currently attends.

Father: Orba Scott (stepfather, truck driver)
Mother: Esther Scott (JC Penney clerk)
Wife: Annette Holland (high school girlfriend, m. 1971, two daughters)
Daughter: Allison Guimard
Daughter: Jordan Kandah

    High School: North Kansas City High School, North Kansas City, MO (1970)
    University: (community college)
    University:
BBA, University of Missouri at Kansas City
    Law School: JD, Southern Methodist University

    Governor of Florida (2011-)
    Conservatives for Patients' Rights Founder, $5M investment (2009-10)
    Solantic Corporation Founder & CEO (2001-11)
    HCA CEO (1994-97)
    Columbia Hospital Founder (1988-94)
    Johnson & Swanson Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney
    Alijor.com
    Continental Structural Plastics
    Flavor Maid Doughnuts Franchisee
    Member of the Board of Banc One Corporation 1994
    Member of the Board of CyberGuard (2001-06)
    Member of the Board of HCA
    Member of the Board of Pharmaca
    Member of the Board of Secure Computing (2006-08)
    The Business Council
    Conservatives for Patients' Rights
    John McCain 2008
    McCain Victory Committee
    Republican National Committee
    Romney for President
    Romney Victory Inc.
    State Bar of Texas
    United Way National Board (1997-2003)
    Global Warming Skeptics
    Eagle Scout
    Took the Fifth 75 times (7-Apr-2000)
    Took the Fifth (Jul-2000)
    Sued by the ACLU (1-Jun-2011)

Official Website:
http://www.flgov.com/


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