Richard Lynn (Rick) Scott is a Senator from Florida. Born in Bloomington, IL, he earned his B.A. from University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1975 and his J.D. from Southern Methodist University in 1978. He served in the United States Navy from 1971-1974 and was admitted to the Texas bar in 1978, commencing practice in Dallas. He is a founder of multiple companies including a a health care company and served as governor of Florida from 2011-2018 before being elected to the United States Senate in 2018 for the term ending January 3, 2025.