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Record Group Number: 000108
Series/Collection Number: .S 2108
Creator: Florida. Governor (1999-2007 : Bush)
Title, Dates: Press releases and statements, 1999-2006.
Amount: 232 megabytes (7,490 files, 70 folders: Size 232 MB (243,777,567 bytes); Size on disk 244 MB (256,057,344 bytes))
.30 cubic ft.
Medium Included: Electronic records.
Organization/Arrangement: Arranged by general type or topic of record, then chronological.
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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 press releases, statements, and announcements to news media regarding Governor Bush's duties and activities in a wide variety of areas. The series includes press releases regarding issues of ongoing concern such as state education policy and funding, health care, environmental protection, the Everglades, law enforcement, death penalty, etc., as well as major events and controversies such as the the custody and immigration status of 5-year-old Elian Gonzalez, who survived a November 1999 escape from Cuba in which his mother died; election reform measures in the wake of the contested Presidential election of 2000; the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks; and the devastating series of hurricanes that struck Florida in 2004-2005.

    The series also includes press releases announcing judicial appointments as well as appointments to boards, commissions, councils, task forces, and vacant elective positions; "Capital for a Day" events at which the Governor and Cabinet would meet in Florida cities other than Tallahassee; "Citizen Hours" held in cities around the state at which individual citizens could have a 5-minute meeting with the Governor or Lieutenant Governor. Also included are memoranda to "Interested Media" briefly announcing an activity, event, etc., and usually referencing an attached document (not included in this series) such as an Executive Order or Death warrant for an execution.

    The series also includes photographic images of judicial appointees.

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Electronic Records Access: MS Word, PDF, JPEG, GIF, BMP, and TIFF files.
Subject Access Fields: Bush, Jeb
Florida. Governor (1999-2007 : Bush)
Governors Florida
Budget Florida
Crime Florida
Capital punishment Florida.
Hurricane protection Florida
Education Florida
Environmental policy Florida
Civil defense Florida
Terrorism Prevention. Florida
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.
Press releases. aat
Everglades (Fla.)
Florida Officials and employees
Florida Government
Florida Politics and government 1951-
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