Name: John Ellis “Jeb” Bush
What he does now: Self-described businessman
What he employed to do: Former two-term governor of Florida, from 1998-2007. He’s also had in hand in over 20 firms and foundations, beginning an education nonprofit known as Foundation for Florida’s Future, and his personal business consulting firm, Jeb Bush & Associates.
Declared as a candidate: June 15, 2015 in Miami.
In his personal words: “I would describe myself as a practicing, reform-minded conservative.”
Nicknames: Apart from the apparent — Jeb — he joked that people today made use of to call him “Veto Corleone” as governor of Florida for his aptitude at cutting spending. “Or maybe I named myself that, I cannot recall,” he has stated.
Loved ones tree: He’s the second son of 41st president, George H.W. Bush and former Initially Lady Barbara Bush, and the brother to 43rd president, George W. Bush. He has two younger brothers and a sister. He’s been married to wife, Columba for over 40 years and they have 3 young children, George P., Noelle, and Jeb Jr.
Exactly where he grew up: Born in Midland, Texas in 1953, Bush went to Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and worked odd jobs, like stints as a door-to-door salesman. In higher-school, he was the captain of his tennis group.
What influenced him: At age 17, Bush went to León, Mexico for two months on a high college exchange program. There, he met his future wife, Columba, and created a enjoy for Latin American culture. Bush, who also lived in Venezuela for a time, speaks Spanish fluently and after named himself (jokingly) the “first… Latino Governor of Florida”. Immigration is one particular of his passion-concerns, co-authoring the book titled, “The Immigration Wars.”
Breakout moment in politics: Bush 1st ran for governor in Florida in 1994. He ran on a “tough on crime” platform and eventually lost to the incumbent, Lawton Chiles. He then focused on education, helping to begin the 1st charter school in the state, stamping education as one of his core troubles, top to his eventual win in 1998.
What you might not know about him: He is a notoriously voracious reader. Bush keeps up to one hundred volumes at a time on his Kindle and when suggested Charles Murray’s “Coming Apart” and Erik Larson’s “The Devil in the White City” to a voter at a Michigan town hall. Amongst his current favorites, according to an aide: “The March of Folly,” “Unbroken,” and “A Stroll in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail.” But don’t ask him about motion pictures, he has said he is not an avid watcher.
Food he cannot reside without: Spicy guacamole. He applied to make it as governor and could be spotted on a Sunday afternoon shopping for cilantro.
Might have wished for a do-more than: Bush was governor throughout the 2000 presidential recount controversy, in which three-hundredths of 1 % of the Florida vote separated his brother, George W. Bush, and then-Vice President Al Gore. Bush has stated, “I didn’t do what I had hoped I would be in a position to do, which was to aid him carry the state,” Bush stated of his brother. “It was a really emotional time.”
What could hold him back: If Bush wins the Republican presidential nomination and the White Residence, he would be the third man in his family to be President of the United States. He has been attacked inside his own celebration for getting also liberal on particular concerns such as immigration and for his advocacy of Typical Core educational standards.