George W. Bush was born July 6th, 1946 and grew up in Midland and Houston, Texas. He received a bachelor's degree from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He served as an pilot for the Texas Air National Guard. He began his career in the oil and gas business in Midland and later he worked in the energy industry.
After working on his father's 1988 presidential campaign he served as managing general partner of the Texas Ranger until he was elected Governor 1994. In a historic re-election victory, he became the first Texas Governor to be elected to consecutive four-year terms in 1998.
Now Governor Bush and his wife, Laura, a former teacher and librarian who grew up in Midland, reside in the historic Governor's mansion in Austrin with their 18-year-old twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, their dog and their two cats.
Governor Bush is a Methodist and has served on the boards of various charitable, business, and civic organizations.
George W. Bush ist the 46th Governor of the State of Texas and the Republican nominee for President of the United States. Now in his second term as Governor, Mr.Bush has earned a reputation as as compassionate conservative who shapes policy based on the principles of limited government, personal responsibility, strong families, and local control.
During three Texas Legislative session, Governor Bush has worked in a spirit of bipartisan cooperation with statewide leaders and members of the Texas Legislature to enact historic reforms to improve public schools, put welfare recipients to work, curb frivolous lawsuits and strenghten criminal justice laws. In his five years in office, Gov. Bush has delivered the two largest tax cuts in state history, totaling nearly $3 billion, to Texas taxpayers.
Governor Bush's first priority is the education of the children. He has worked with the Legislature to increase the state's share of funding for schools, to restore local control, to strengthen the state's accountability system, to give parents and students greater choice of schools, and to foster competition and creativity through charter schools and an expanded menu of educational opportunity. His most profound goal for Texas is that every child will learn to read by third grade and will continue to read at grade level or better throughout public school.
As President, Governor Bush will pursue the same common sense agenda in the same bipartisan way that he has in Texas. Gov. Bush has proposed plans for improving the nation's public schools by strengthening local control and insisting on accountability; reducing taxes on all taxpayers, especially those on the outskirts of poverty; strengthening the military with better pay, better planning and better equipment; saving and strengthening Social Security and Medicare by providing seniors with more options; and ushering in the responsobility era in America.