Rick Scott, U.S. Senator from Florida

Rick Scott

U.S. Senator from Florida

Richard Lynn Scott was born in December 1952 in Bloomington, Illinois. He attended community college and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served 29 months as a radar technician. He attended college on the GI bill, graduating with an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He earned a Juris Doctor by working his way through Southern Methodist University. He practiced in a private firm in Dallas, Texas, later becoming a venture capitalist. At one point, he was a partner with George W. Bush in co-ownership of the Texas Rangers.

He moved to Florida where he founded a food supplements business. Scott was elected Governor of Florida, serving eight years before being elected to the United States Senate. He assumed office in January 2019.

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

In the News…

In a speech before a nonprofit organization conference, Senator Rick Scott of Florida said that certain members of Congress are “taking this country in a very, very dangerous direction. He voiced concerns about out-of-control government spending and the inevitable corresponding rise in taxes on all Americans.

Senator Scott warned, “They’re pushing the largest expansion of government since the New Deal. They attack our religious freedom, our Second Amendment rights, they trash our history. They divide us by race, the color of our skin. They won’t stand up [for] our greatest ally in the Middle East, Israel. They’re embracing socialism. I thought we beat Russia, the Soviet Union.” 

Of the “For the People Act” that was before the Senate, Senator Scott said prior to the measure being voted down, “It’s nothing but a big power grab.”

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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