Jeb Bush

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John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, born February 11, 1953, in Midland, Texas, is a brother of President George Walker Bush and son of former President George Herbert Walker Bush. Bush was elected as Florida's Republican Governor in November 1998 and was re-elected November 2002 (term expires January 2007).[1][2] Bush is the founder of education reform groups Chiefs for Change and the Foundation for Excellence in Education(FEE) which both have been found organizing with state education officials to promote the business interests of their corporate, for-profit funders.[1]

Involvement in education reform with ties to ALEC

Bush is the founder of education reform groups Chiefs for Change and the Foundation for Excellence in Education(FEE) which both have been found organizing with state education officials to promote the business interests of their corporate, for-profit funders. The FEE is also a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council, whose pay-for-play operation consists of a similar agenda to those of Bush founded education reform groups.[4]

Profiting from education reform groups

Bush founded group the Foundation for Excellence in Education's CEO has strongly advocated state officials introduce SendHub, a communication tool of which Bush is invested in, into state schools.[5]

Biographical Data

"After first arriving in Florida, he helped start a real estate development company that today is one of the largest, full-service commercial real estate companies in South Florida. In 1987-88, he served as Florida's Secretary of Commerce and promoted Florida's business climate worldwide."[3]

Bush's "first run at the post in 1994 was unsuccessful .. [He is] married to Mexican-born Columba Garnica, whom he met while studying in Mexico. They have raised their three children -- George P., Noelle and Jeb -- as Catholics who are fluent in both Spanish and English."[4]

Bush was educated at the University of Texas, with a BA Latin American Affairs (1974).

Jeb Bush's Environmental Record

According to John Hedrick of the Panhandle Citizens Coalition, Bush has been helping the St. Joe Corporation develop the Florida Panhandle coastline in a destructive manner.

Contact details

The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL. 32399
Phone: 850/488/7146
Fax: 850-487-0801
URL: http://www.myflorida.com
Email: jeb.bush@myflorida.com

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References

  1. ,Nonprofit group releases emails which depict connection between ALEC, education reform and corporate investors, Louisiana Voice, January 30th, 2013.
  2. About, American Action Forum, accessed December 23, 2011.
  3. Advisory Board, George W. Bush Institute, accessed April 20, 2010.
  4. ,Nonprofit group releases emails which depict connection between ALEC, education reform and corporate investors, Louisiana Voice, January 30th, 2013.
  5. ,Bushes Education Non-Profit and Corporate Profits, In thee Public Interest, January 30th, 2013.