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Rick Scott, JD Biography

Governor of Florida
Con to the question "Should People Who Have Completed Felony Sentences Be Allowed to Vote?"

“Felons seeking restoration of rights will also be required to demonstrate that they desire and deserve clemency by applying only after they have shown they are willing to abide by the law…

Restoration of civil rights will not be granted ‘automatically’ for any offenses…

The Restoration of Civil Rights can be a significant part of the rehabilitation of criminal offenders and can assist them in reentry into society. It is important that this form of clemency be granted in a deliberate, thoughtful manner that prioritizes public safety and creates incentives to avoid criminal activity.”

“Governor Scott and Florida Cabinet Discuss Amended Rules of Executive Clemency,”, Mar. 9, 2011

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Governor of Florida, Jan. 4, 2011-present
  • Founder, Conservatives for Patients’ Rights, Mar. 2009-present
  • Trustee, Naples Community Church. 2006-present
  • Co-founder, Solantic Corporation, 2001
  • Board Member, National Board of the United Way, 1997-2003
  • Founder, Columbia Hospital Corporation, 1987-1997
  • Petty Officer Third Class, Naval Radar Technician, USS Glover, 1971-1974
  • Former lawyer, Johnson & Swanson
  • Former partner of George W. Bush in ownership of the Texas Rangers
  • JD, Southern Methodist University, 1978
  • BS, Business Administration, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1975
  • Born in Bloomington, Illinois on Dec. 1, 1952
  • Raised in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Has two daughters, Jordan and Allison
Quoted in:
  1. Should People with Felony Convictions Automatically Regain the Right to Vote after Their Full Sentence Is Served?