John Ellis “Jeb” Bush is an American politician best known for serving as Florida’s governor from 1998 to 2007. He is the second son of 41st U.S. Former President George Herbert Walker Bush (famous as George H. W. Bush) and younger brother of 43rd U.S. Former President George W. Bush.
Jeb Bush was born on February 11th, 1953, in Midland, Texas USA. Jeb is the second son of George W.H. Bush, who was the 41st U.S. president, and the younger brother of George W. Bush, who was the 43rd U.S. president.
Jeb Bush grew up in Houston, Texas. He graduated from the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts after completed his graduation he attended the University of Texas, where he earned a degree in Latin American affairs. Following his father’s successful run for Vice President in 1980s, he moved to Florida and pursued a career in real estate development. In 1986, Jeb was named Florida’s Secretary of Commerce, a position he held until his resignation in 1988 to help his father’s successful campaign for the Presidency. The Republican remained as Florida’s governor until 2007. The following year, many speculated that he’d run for the U.S. Senate, but that did not occur.
In June 2015, Jeb Bush announced his run presidential campaign for 2016 US elections.
|Formal Name (AKA):||Jeb Bush|
|Full name:||Jeb John Ellis Bush|
|Date of Birth:||February 11th, 1953|
|Place of Birth:||Midland, Texas, U.S.|
|Education:||Graduated (Phillips Academy in Andove Massachusetts)Degree in Latin American affairs (University of Texas)|
|Parents:||George Herbert Walker Bush (Father, Former President USA)Barbara Pierce Bush (Mother)|
|Spouse(s):||Columba Bush (1974–present)|
|Children:||George P.NoelleJohn Ellis “Jebby” Jr. Bush|
|Religion :||Episcopalian (Before 1995)Roman Catholic (1995–present)|
|Florida Secretary of Commerce:|
|In office:||January 6th, 1987 – September 9th, 1988|
|43rd Governor of Florida:|
|In office:||January 5, 1999 – January 2, 2007|
|Lieutenant:||Frank Brogan (1999–2003)|
|Preceded by:||Buddy MacKay|
|Succeeded by:||Charlie Crist|
Jeb Bush was born in Midland, Texas in 11th February, 1953, the son of oil tycoon and future politician, George Herbert Walker Bush and his wife, Barbara. Along with his older brother George W. Bush, Jeb Bush was enrolled in a private preparatory school in Massachusetts, where he excelled in academics. Between his junior and senior years in high school, Jeb visited León, Guanajuato, Mexico, and a decision that would shape his personal and political life for years to come. While there, he met his future wife, Columbia Garnica Gallo, and made the decision to major in Latin American Affairs at University of Texas, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1973.
Family & Early Political Career:
Jeb Bush married Columbia Garnica in 1974, and the couple had three children; George P., Noelle and John Ellis “Jebby” Jr. Jeb got his feet wet in business with the Texas Commerce Bank, originally working as a communications specialist and later opening a branch for the bank in Caracas, Venezuela, where he and his young family lived for two years.
In 1980s, Jeb returned back to the U.S. to work on his father’s presidential campaign (without any salary). After his father George H. W. Bush became vice-president, Jeb moved his family to Miama-Dada country, Florida, where he worked in real estate for Armando Codina, a self-made Cuban millionaire. The two eventually became partners.
Governor of Florida:
After Jeb’s father George H. W. Bush became vice-president, Jeb left Texas and moved to Florida to work as a real estate developer and broker. In 1987 and 1988, he held his first government post, serving as Florida’s secretary of commerce.
Jeb made his first run for public office as the Republican candidate for the state’s governorship in 1994. He lost the election by a small margin to Governor Lawton Chiles. Jeb Bush, however, was victorious on his second try in 1998.
As governor, Jeb Bush found himself in the midst of the 2000 election controversy. The fate of the election rested on the results of Florida, which had some problems with its ballots. With his brother George W. Bush as one of the candidates, Bush declined to participate in any of the decisions related to the election to avoid the appearance of impropriety.
Two years later, Bush won his bid for re-election. Shortly before the election his daughter Noelle was arrested for drug possession. Earlier that year, Jeb daughter Noelle had been arrested for prescription drug fraud and sentenced to go into a drug rehabilitation program. Jeb said that he loved his daughter unconditionally, but he did not want her to receive special treatment. She was sentenced to serve 10 days in jail. Noelle in favor of her father’s – when he was sworn in for his second term in January 2003.
In 2006, Florida law prohibited Jeb Bush from running for a third straight term. Leaving the governorship in 2007 after eight years in office, Bush will be remembered for his work on the state’s education system, his efforts to protect the environment, and his achievements in improving the state’s economy.
Jeb Bush Presidential Ambitions:
After leaving his office from the post of governor in 2007, Jeb Bush remained active on a number of political issues. He has been an outspoken supporter of the Common Core Standards, a national educational initiative, and of immigration reform.
In December 2014, Jeb showed his interest in possibly returning to elected office. He posted on his Facebook page that he had “decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States in 2016 US Election”.
In January 2015, Jeb Bush launched a political action committee and on June 15th, 2015, Jeb announced his presidential bid for 2016 US election. Jeb will become the third member of his family to run for the nation’s highest office.