Rick Scott, U.S. Senator from Florida

Rick Scott

U.S. Senator from Florida

Richard Lynn Myers Scott was born in December 1952 in Bloomington, Illinois. He never met his biological father who died when he was very young after his parents had divorced when he was in his infancy. His mother remarried, and Rick took his stepfather’s surname, Scott. He grew up in North Kansas City, Missouri. He attended the local community college before enlisting in the United States Navy. He served 29 months and was a radar technician.

He went to college on the GI Bill, earning a B.S. in Business Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He earned a Juris Doctor degree by working his way through Southern Methodist University at a donut shop. He later bought and revived another donut business. He entered the private practice of law in Dallas, Texas. While working as a lawyer, he bought and sold several businesses, becoming a venture capitalist with an interest in the healthcare industry. At one point, he was a co-owner with George W. Bush of the Texas Rangers.

He entered politics becoming governor of Florida in 2010, serving until 2018 when he ran for the U.S. Senate.

He is married to Frances Annette Holland, his high-school sweetheart. They have two daughters and six grandsons. He is a founding member of the Naples Community Church.

In the News…

Senator Rick Scott issued a reminder that the coronavirus is still a pressing concern. In an effort to boost the nation’s stockpile of personal protective equipment and other items, he has introduced the American-Made Protection for Healthcare Workers & First Responders Act.

While that bill will probably not come up until the new Congress, Senator Scott said the U.S. has faced an alarming shortage of personal protective equipment for our health system. For too long, the U.S. has relied on nations like China to produce PPE and critical pharmaceuticals and accepted China’s dominance in those areas.

His goal is to help build the national stockpile of those items from American-based manufacturers and remove China from the U.S. supply chain. “The future of our nation and the health and safety of our people depend on our action,” he said.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Scott today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Rick Scott
U.S. Senator from Florida
716 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


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