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Record Group Number: 000108
Series/Collection Number: .S 2111
Creator: Florida. Governor (1999-2007 : Bush)
Title, Dates: Governor Bush's media opinion columns and letters, 1999-2006.
Amount: 21.2 megabytes (776 files, 199 folders: Size 21.2 MB (22,292,977 bytes); Size on disk 22.6 MB (23,789,568 bytes))
Medium Included: Electronic records.
Organization/Arrangement: Chronological by year, then sometimes alphabetical by topic.
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Biographical/Historical:     John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, the forty-third Governor of Florida, began his gubernatorial term on January 5, 1999.  In 2003, Bush took the oath of office for his second term, having defeated Democrat Bill McBride for re-election.
    After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin, Jeb Bush pursued a banking career in Houston, Venezuela and back to Houston.  Bush was convinced to come to Florida from Texas in 1980 by builder Armando Codina.  Prior to being elected Governor, Bush served as president and chief operating officer of the Miami-based Codina Group, a real estate development company, and was active in civic and political affairs.  He established the Foundation for Florida's Future and volunteered to assist the Miami Children's Hospital, the United Negro College Fund of South Florida, the United Way of Dade County, and the Dade County Homeless Trust.  In 1995, he wrote "Profiles in Character," a book profiling 14 of Florida's civic heroes.  Bush served as Florida's Secretary of Commerce under Governor Bob Martinez and he was the Republican nominee for governor in 1994.  He has been married to Columba Garnica Gallo, a native of Leon, Mexico since 1977 and they have three children, George, Noelle and John Ellis, Jr.
Summary:     This series consists of preliminary versions of opinion columns prepared by Governor Bush's Office and letters under Governor Bush's signature to the editors of various newspapers responding to articles or opinion columns in those newspapers.  The columns and letters express the Bush Administration's positions on a wide variety of policy issues and significant events.  Among the many topics addressed are the state budget and fiscal and tax policy, crime and the death penalty, Everglades and environmental preservation, outsourcing, education policy, hurricane preparedness and response, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and resulting security concerns and activities, the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube and her subsequent death in 2005, and election reform in the wake of the controversial 2000 Presidential election.
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Electronic Records Access: MS Word and PDF files.
Subject Access Fields: Bush, Jeb
Florida. Governor (1999-2007 : Bush)
Governors Florida
Budget Florida
Crime Florida
Capital punishment Florida.
Hurricane protection Florida
Education Florida
Environmental policy Florida
Taxation Florida
Contracting out Florida.
Civil defense Florida
Terrorism Prevention. Florida
Elections Florida
Newsletters. aat
Everglades (Fla.)
Florida Officials and employees
Florida Government
Florida Politics and government 1951-
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