[Editor's Note: On Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, Governor Jeb Bush announced the suspension of his presidential campaign. He stated the following in a video released on Twitter: "The presidency is bigger than any one person, and it's certainly bigger than any candidate... I firmly believe the American people must entrust this office to someone who understands that whoever holds it is a servant not the master... I'm proud of the campaign that we've run to unify the country and to advocate conservative solutions that would give more Americans the opportunity to rise up and reach their God-given potential... [T]he people of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina have spoken, and I really respect their decision. So tonight, I am suspending my campaign."]

Republican Presidential Candidate
Former Governor of Florida

Full Name: John Ellis Bush
Birthdate: Feb. 11, 1953
Birthplace: Midland, TX
Marital Status: Married
Children: Three
Religion: Roman Catholic

  • Founder and President, Jeb Bush and Associates (consulting firm for clients including Barclays and Lehman Bros), 2007-2013
  • Governor, State of Florida, 1999-2007
  • Florida gubernatorial candidate (unsuccessful), 1994
  • Florida Secretary of Commerce, 1987-1988
  • Former Chair, Dade County Republican Party
  • Former Partner, Codina-Bush real estate group
  • Former executive, Texas Commerce Bank

  • BA, magna cum laude, Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1973
  • Attended Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Affiliations and Awards:
  • Former National Advisory Committee Member, Hispanic Leadership Network
  • Advisory Board Member, Whitney University System, 2009-2014
  • Board Member, CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc., 2009-2014
  • Board Member, Rayonier Inc. (timber company), 2008-2014
  • Board Member, Tenet Health Care Corporation, 2007-2014
  • International Advisory Board Member, Barrick Gold Corp., 2011-2013
  • Recipient, Bradley Prize, 2011
  • Former Board Member, InnoVida Holdings, 2007-2010
  • Signatory, Statement of Principles, Project for a New American Century (PNAC), June 3, 1997
  • Founder and former Chairman, Foundation for Excellence in Education
  • Founder and former Chairman, Foundation for Florida's Future
  • Former Co-Chair, Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
  • Former Board Member, Bloomberg Philanthropies, CNL Bancshares, CASEnergy, Volunteer USA, Our Pledge, Swisher Hygiene Inc., Angelica Corporation, and Empower Software Solutions, Inc.
  • Former Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Independent Task Force on US Immigration Policy
  • Former Co-Chair, Digital Learning Council

  • Co-Founder, Liberty City Charter School, 1996 (Florida's first charter school; closed in 2008)
  • Converted to Catholicism from Episcopalian, 1995
  • Son of 41st US President George H. W. Bush
  • Brother of 43rd US President George W. Bush
  • Married Columba Garnica Gallo, 1973
  • Has three children, George, Noelle, and John "Jeb" Ellis, Jr.

Select Publications:
  • Cowritten with Clint Bolick, Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution, 2014
  • Cowritten with Brian Yablonski, Profiles in Character, 1996

Contact Information:
Phone: None found
E-Mail: info@jeb2016.com
Campaign Website: jeb2016.com
Twitter: twitter.com/JebBush
Facebook: facebook.com/jebbbush