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January 02, 2015

Jeb Bush Gives Up Nonprofit Posts as He Eyes White House Run

In the latest signal of his presidential aspirations, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is giving up all of his corporate and nonprofit board memberships, including leadership of his high-profile education foundation, The Washington Post and The New York Times report.

The moves, announced by Mr. Bush's office late Wednesday, follow his declaration last month that he is "actively exploring" a presidential bid. As well as leaving the Foundation for Excellence in Education, the school-reform group he launched after stepping down from office, the two-term governor resigned from the board of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, headed by media mogul and ex-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and gave up his stake in a for-profit online-education company.

“This is a natural next step as he turns his focus toward political activity in the new year,” Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell said.