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Record Group Number: 000108
Series/Collection Number: .S 2101
Creator: Florida. Governor (1999-2007 : Bush)
Title, Dates: Constituent correspondence, 1999-2006.
Amount: 25.2 gigabytes (26 files, 1 folder: Size 25.2 GB (27,064,138,752 bytes); Size on disk 25.2 GB (27,064,160,256 bytes))
Medium Included: Electronic records.
Organization/Arrangement: Chronological by year or date range; a few grouped by topic, such as "Schiavo," "NRN" (no reply needed), "Organized Campaigns" (resulting from write-in campaigns on such issues as the death penalty, health care, and Terri Schiavo).
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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 primarily of incoming electronic mail to the Governor's Office expressing opinions or asking for assistance on the full variety of issues dealt with by that Office or of concern to the public.  Some e-mail's include standard replies from the Governor or his staff, while many e-mails indicate that they were forwarded to other staff, agencies, or departments for action or response.  Topics covered include issues of ongoing concern such as state education policy, health care, environmental protection, law enforcement, etc., as well as major events and controversies such as the custody and immigration status of 5-year-old Elian Gonzalez, who survived a November 1999 escape from Cuba in which his mother died; the contested Presidential election of 2000; the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks; and the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube and her subsequent death in 2005.  Many of the e-mails ask for assistance with personal or local matters.
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Electronic Records Access: PST files: must be loaded onto user's hard drive and opened using MS Outlook software.
Subject Access Fields: Bush, Jeb
Schiavo, Terri, 1963-2005.
Gonzalez, Elian, 1993-
Florida. Governor (1999-2007 : Bush)
Governors Florida
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.
Presidents Election 2000 United States
Electronic mail. aat
Florida Officials and employees
Florida Government
Florida Politics and government 1951-
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