• BUSH, JEB
Candidate for 2016 Presidential Election
Experience: Governor, State of Florida, 1998-2006
Campaign Status: Running
Home State: Florida
Total Raised: $35,415,733Coverage End: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Personal

    Full Name: John 'Jeb' Ellis Bush
    Gender: Male
    Family: Wife: Columba; 3 Children: George, Noelle, Jeb Jr.
    Birth Date: 02/11/1953
    Birth Place: Midland, TX
    Home City: Miami, FL
    Religion: Catholic

Education

    BA, Latin American Studies, University of Texas, 1974

Political Experience

    Governor, State of Florida, 1998-2006
    Candidate, Gubernatorial, Florida, 1994
    Chair, Florida Bush-Quayle, 1992
    Chair, Bob Martinez Re-election, 1990
    Secretary of Commerce, State of Florida, 1987-1988
    Chair, Republican Party of Dade County, 1984-1986

Professional Experience

    President/Chief Executive Officer, Codina Group, 1981-1986, 1988-1993, 1995-1997
    Representative/Vice President, Texas Commerce Bank, Venezuela, 1974-1979

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

    Member, Dade County Homeless Trust
    Chair, Finance Committee, United Negro College Fund of South Florida
    Frmer Co-Chair, Floridians for Educational Choice
    Co-Founder/Board Member, Liberty City Charter School
    Member, Miami Children's Hospital Foundation
    Board Member, United Way of Dade County
    Member, Zoology Society of South Florida
    Founder/Chair, Foundation for Florida's Future, 1995-1997
    Chair, Presidency III, Republican Party of Florida, Presidential Preference Convention, 1995
    Chair, Beacon Council, 1990-1991

About Jeb Bush

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, John Ellis Bush (who prefers to go by his initials, JEB) studied and earned a degree in Latin American Affairs before beginning his career in politics. He became Florida's Secretary of Commerce in 1986, resigning two years later to support his father's (former President George Herbert Walker Bush) bid for the white house. After trying unsuccessfully to become Governor of Florida in 1994, Bush won the office in '98, beginning what would become the first two-term Republican gubernatorial administration in Florida's history. He announced his 2016 presidential candidacy on June 15, 2015, in Miami, Florida.

Jeb Bush has a solid conservative record on a number of issues from his term as Florida's Governor. He supports the death penalty, having held office during 21 executions and declining to commute any of the sentences. He reduced taxes while in office, as well as cut the size of state government, vetoed over $2 billion in new spending, and lowered funding for public projects including libraries and homework assistance programs.

Total: 63
Jeb Bush Suspends 2016 Presidential Campaign

Jeb Bush announced that he is suspending his presidential campaign following a disappointing finish in the South Carolina primary.

02/20/2016
By Candace Smith and Michael Falcone | ABC News
George W. Bush Hits The Trail In South Carolina With Brother Jeb Bush

Real strength comes from integrity and character. And in my experience, the strongest person isn't usually the loudest person in the room," George W. Bush said.

02/15/2016
By Steve Holland | REUTERS
Bush and Rubio battle for third

The GOP rivals hunker down for debate prep, aiming to claim an advantage in the race to be the Trump alternative.

02/13/2016
By Alex Isenstadt and Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Terrible Iowa Performance Has Not Deterred Jeb Bush

Despite finishing sixth, Bush says he's still in the race.

 

02/02/2016
By Kate Sheppard | The Huffington Post
Jeb Bush Praises Rick Snyder's Handling Of Flint Water Crisis

But his administration is largely to blame for the disaster. Oops.

01/24/2016
By Jennifer Bendery | The Huffington Post
Jeb Bush: I'll debate Donald Trump anytime, anyplace

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Monday that he would take on 2016 GOP presidential rival Donald Trump in a one-on-one debate “anytime, anyplace.”

12/28/2015
By David Sherfinski | washingtontimes
Jeb Bush pans Trump's insult of Clinton, says it will 'enhance her victimology status'

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush voiced a two-part response to Donald Trump's vulgar insult of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday: He said it was another sign Trump is unsuited for the presidency and argued Clinton will use it to cast herself as a "victim."

12/22/2015
By Sean Sullivan | The Washington Post
Bush: I didn't know campaign looked into breaking Trump pledge

Jeb Bush did not know that his campaign was doing its due diligence to possibly break from the GOP pledge to support the party’s eventual nominee in the wake of Donald Trump’s repeated threats to run as a third-party candidate, the GOP candidate said in an interview late Thursday.

12/18/2015
By Nick Gass | POLITICO
Jeb Bush Says He's Conflicted On The Death Penalty. His Record Tells Another Story.

Private emails and interviews with associates show a man preoccupied with speeding up executions.

12/04/2015
Jason Cherkis & Sam Stein | The Huffington Post
Jeb Bush is convincing donors the polls are wrong

His team is selling a Trump vs. Bush vision that relies on big-money backers ignoring public data.

12/04/2015
By Eli Stokols and Marc Caputo | POLITICO
Bush's biggest donor: Trump a 'bullyionaire'

Fernandez calls Trump a 'hater' and 'BULLYionaire.'

12/04/2015
By Marc Caputo | POLITICO
Jeb Bush says he would 'whup' Hillary Clinton

Jeb Bush, struggling to gain traction in a 2016 race moving away from him, argued on Thursday that he could easily beat Hillary Clinton on Election Day.

12/03/2015
By Eli Stokols | POLITICO
Jeb Bush says he struggles with the death penalty

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush told Christianity Today that he supports the death penalty. Yet as a devout Catholic, "I struggle with it," he said.

12/03/2015
By Stephanie Condon | CBS News
Jeb Bush 'Not Sure' He Would Have Attended Climate Summit If President

As world leaders descended on Paris to discuss climate change earlier this week, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush disavowed the meeting.

12/02/2015
By Candace Smith | ABC News
Bush: Trump won't apologize; Clinton on out-Trumping Trump

"He's not going to apologize for anything, he's not a serious person. It's hard to imagine him being president of the United States. If he gets upset, is he going to start disparaging our allies?"

12/02/2015
CBS News
Bush readies his last stand in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is beginning to look like Jeb Bush's final stand.

12/01/2015
By Eli Stokols | POLITICO
Jeb on VP pick: I think she will be a great partner

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hinted on Tuesday that he is considering a female running mate in 2016.

12/01/2015
By Mark Hensch | The Hill
Jeb Bush: Listening to Trump is "kind of scary"

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said "anybody is better than Hillary Clinton" to be president - but that sentiment apparently just barely applies to his fellow candidate, businessman Donald Trump.

11/29/2015
By Rebecca Kaplan | CBS News
Bush condemns Trump claims about American Muslims celebrating after 9/11

Jeb Bush condemned Donald Trump's claim that Arab Americans in New Jersey were seen celebrating in the aftermath the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

11/25/2015
By Alan He | CBS News
Jeb: Obama 'completely lost' on ISIS

Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) said Tuesday that President Obama lacks a vision for defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

11/24/2015
By Mark Hensch | The Hill
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Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Strongly Oppose
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

Strongly Support
3. Marijuana is a gateway drug

Strongly Support
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

Strongly Oppose
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

Oppose
6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Support
7. Make voter registration easier

Strongly Oppose
8. Prioritize green energy

Oppose
9. Avoid foreign entanglements

Oppose
10. Expand the military

Strongly Support
11. Support & expand free trade

Support
12. Support American Exceptionalism

Oppose
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

Support
14. Expand ObamaCare

Oppose
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

Support
16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

Strongly Oppose
17. Keep God in the public sphere

Strongly Support
18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

Oppose
19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Oppose
20. Privatize Social Security

No Opinion
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