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James Bush III
|Member of the Florida House of Representatives|
from the 109th district
|Assumed office |
November 6, 2018
|Preceded by||Cynthia Stafford|
November 4, 2008 – November 2, 2010
|Preceded by||Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall|
|Succeeded by||Cynthia Stafford|
November 3, 1992 – November 7, 2000
|Preceded by||Luis E. Rojas|
|Succeeded by||Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall|
|Born||February 13, 1955|
|Education||Bethune-Cookman College, Nova Southeastern University|
James Drew Bush III (born February 13, 1955) is a Miami, Florida teacher and Democratic politician who serves as the representative for District 109 of the Florida House of Representatives. He previously represented the same district from 1992 to 2000 and from 2008 to 2010.
Representative Bush was born in Panama City, Florida on February 13, 1955. His wife, Bernadine Bush is from Buffalo, New York. He graduated from Miami Northwestern Senior High School in 1974. Bush earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Bethune-Cookman College in 1979 and his Master of Science in Educational Administration and Supervision from Nova Southeastern University in 1984. He made an unsuccessful bid for Florida Commissioner of Education in 2000. In 2010, he ran for Congress in the 17th District, losing to state senator Frederica Wilson. In 2004, he earned his D.Min-Christian Ed. at Smith Chapel Bible College.
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