Jeb Bush (Withdrew) quotes, statements and views
Brother of former U.S. President George W. Bush and son of former President George H. W. Bush, Jeb Bush, 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999-2007, announced his own running for the 2016 presidency on June 15th 2015.
A businessman as well as career politician, Jeb, or John Ellis Bush, entered politics through working as an unpaid volunteer for his father's 1980s political campaign, before serving in a more directly involved capacity in politics as Chairman of the Miami Dade Republican Party in the mid 1980s.
Later serving as Florida’s Secretary of Commerce, Jeb Bush also prided himself in his early political career, as acting as campaign manager for Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the first ever Cuban American woman to serve in Congress.
Failing in 1994, to replace then Democratic Party Governor of Florida, Lawton Chiles, Jeb Bush involved himself with various business' initiatives and partners, one outcome of which was the establishment of Florida’s first Charter School. Also taking time to better familiarize himself with the people and direct needs of the State of Florida, Jeb Bush was subsequently successful in 1998, when he made a second bid for Governor.
An avowedly proud Republican and family man, Jeb Bush became the first consecutively re-elected Governor of Florida. In his two terms, he became popular for cutting taxes, reducing Floridian business insurance costs, implementing conservation of the Florida Everglades and defending citizens' rights to bare arms.
Pro capital punishment and of the view that abortion should only be legal in cases of rape and incest, Jeb Bush has occasionally been a polarizing force in the Republican party. Vocally against Obama administration initiatives such as the Affordable Care Act, Jeb Bush has been consistent throughout his political career, in taking the view that less taxation and government interference often engenders a more favorable economic climate.