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Record Group Number: 000108
Series/Collection Number: .S 2109
Creator: Florida. Governor (1999-2007 : Bush)
Title, Dates: Media talking points, 1999-2006.
Amount: 10.1 megabytes (124 files, 24 folders: Size 10.1 MB (10,681,973 bytes); Size on disk 10.4 MB (10,919,936 bytes))
Medium Included: Electronic records.
Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical by topic or record type.
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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 talking points and "fast facts" used by Governor Bush in discussing and responding to questions about Bush Administration policies and activities, major programs and activities of states agencies, and significant events and controversies.  Among the topics covered by these records are budget initiatives and priorities; violent crime; Everglades preservation; education policy and initiatives; election reform measures in the wake of the contested Presidential election of 2000 including implementation of the centralized Florida Voter Registration System; Medicare and Medicaid reform; the custody and immigration status of 5-year-old Elian Gonzalez, who survived a November 1999 escape from Cuba in which his mother died; domestic security efforts in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks; the devastating series of hurricanes that struck Florida in 2004-2005; and the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube and her subsequent death in 2005.
    The series also includes a set of "Legacy" documents briefly outlining major accomplishments of Executive Branch agencies during the Bush Administration.
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Electronic Records Access: MS Word files.
Subject Access Fields: Bush, Jeb
Florida. Governor (1999-2007 : Bush)
Governors Florida
Budget Florida
Crime Florida
Hurricane protection Florida
Education Florida
Environmental policy Florida
Elections Florida
Voter registration Florida
Civil defense Florida
Terrorism Prevention. Florida
Medicaid Florida
Medicare Florida
Everglades (Fla.)
Florida Officials and employees
Florida Government
Florida Politics and government 1951-
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