Read the full report | In his two terms as Florida’s 43rd governor, Jeb Bush challenged the status quo and reshaped state government in order to lead Florida, the nation’s fourth most populous state, towards a prosperous future.
Summing up his legacy in the Washington Post, Governor Bush said:
“This office has more authority to create the agenda and implement it…My gift is that we’ve shown that governors
can be activists, they can be reformers, if they want to.”
While many two-term governors leave office with slumping favorability ratings, Governor Bush enjoys favorability ratings of 63 percent among Floridians.
Governor Bush proposed and signed into law meaningful education, fiscal/taxation, health care, and environment policies that have set a transformative course for the state.