John Ellis “Jeb” Bush was born on February 11, 1953 in Midland, Texas. He is the son of George H.W. Bush and brother of George W. Bush, both former presidents. During high school, Jeb Bush taught English in Mexico through an exchange program. He graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and from the University of Texas with a degree in Latin American affairs.He moved to Florida in the early 1980s, where he worked as a real estate developer and broker. From 1987 to 1988, he served as Florida’s secretary of commerce. He was elected governor of Florida in 1998.
During the 2000 presidential election, Florida’s results determined the outcome of the election. Florida had problems with its ballots, causing some to think he rigged the election to help his brother become president. Jeb Bush refused to discuss the election for fear of looking corrupt. Bush was reelected governor of Florida in 2002. He focused his efforts on the state’s education system and environmental protection and Florida’s economy.
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CNN reviews Jeb Bush on vouchers for public school systems.
NPR reviews Bush’s tenure on Florida education.
Rachel Maddow from MSNBC evaluates Bush’s economic plan.
This article factchecks Bush’s statement about the poverty rate.
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Bush’s position on non-state terrorist groups:
This article analyzes Bush’s comments on Barack Obama.
CNN reports on Jeb Bush’s comments regarding Trump’s ideas about building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
The New York Times reports on Bush’s ethnic self-identification.