Rick Scott is currently the Governor of Florida. He is Florida's 45th governor. The governor serves as the executive of the state. The governor is the third branch of the government. Your kids might best understand his office as the "president of the state".
The governor is elected for four year terms and he or she is allowed to serve two terms. When explaining the role of the governor to your kids, try to think of some of the unique responsibilities entrusted to the job: appointing officials, making state laws compliant with federal laws, and responding to emergencies in the state. While it is possible you might see the Governor at the capitol during your trip to Tallahassee, he is not as accessible as your senator or representative. His contact information is provided in the biography in the links panel.
Because of the limited access nature of the governor's office, this section includes some pictures of from around the capitol building.
To enter the Capitol building you must pass through a metal detector and like all of the buildings featured here, the Capitol is ADA accessible from the Capitol Plaza side entrance.
Typically, the capitol is open Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. excluding State Holidays.300 S. Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL