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Record Group Number: 000108
Series/Collection Number: .S 2073
Creator: Florida. Office of Drug Control.
Title, Dates: Executive Director's correspondence and administrative files, ca. 2000-2005.
Amount: 4 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Arranged by type of record:  first general correspondence, then correspondence and administrative files.
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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.

    The Florida Office of Drug Control, located in the Executive Office of the Governor, collaborates with the Office of Planning and Budget to implement a statewide strategy of prevention, treatment, and law enforcement to limit the devastation of substance abuse in Florida.  The Office works closely with the law enforcement community to continually monitor the drug threat in Florida and acts with federal, state and local law enforcement to reduce the supply of illegal and diverted drugs in Florida. The Office also assists agencies and other providing substance abuse treatment services.

    The Office of Drug Control advances the Governor’s Drug Control Strategy by advising the Governor and Legislature on substance abuse trends in the state, the status of current substance abuse programs and services, and the funding of these programs in relation to the implementation of the state strategy; serving as a direct liaison with state agencies, other state governments, the federal Office of National Drug Control Policy, federal agencies, and the private sector to secure funding and other support for Florida’s drug control effort; coordinating drug control efforts with federal, state, and local agencies, as well as the private sector; providing information to the public about the problem of substance abuse and substance abuse programs and services that are available; and continually refining the Florida drug control strategy and the attendant funding initiatives linking state agencies to the state drug control effort.

Summary:     This series contains correspondence and administrative files which document the efforts of the Governor's Office to promote drug-free lifestyles and enforce laws against illegal drugs.
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Subject Access Fields: Florida. Governor (1999-2007 : Bush)
Governors Florida
Tobacco industry Florida
Drug abuse Florida
Drug traffic Florida
Alcoholism Florida
Florida Government
Added Entries Florida. Governor (1999-2007 : Bush)