John Ellis “Jeb” Bush
Born February 11, 1953 in Midland, Tx to George H.W. and Barbara Bush. His nickname comes from his initials – J.E.B.
Married his wife Columba in 1974, who he’s known since his teaching days in Mexico. They have three children and four grandchildren.
Graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas with a B.A. in Latin American Studies.
Volunteered with Miami Children’s Hospital, the United Way and the Dade County Homeless Trust.
Co-chair of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
Co-founded the first charter school in the State of Florida: Liberty City Charter School, a grades K-6 elementary school
Established the Points of Light program in 2000 to recognize an “exemplary volunteer, organization, or person”
1977 – Branch Manager and VP of the Caracus, Venezuela branch of the Texas Commerce Bank
1980-1986 Worked in real estate eventually becoming a partner in The Cordina Group
1986-1988 – Appointed Florida’s Secretary of Commerce
1994 – Ran a failed bid for Florida governor
1998-2007 – Governor of Florida
Political Party Affiliation
Questions the degree to which global warming is caused by man
For comprehensive immigration reform to include a “path to citizenship” for illegal aliens
Opposed to Net Neutrality
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