Monthly Archives: January 2011

George W. Bush as Governor of Texas


George W. Bush is most well known for leading the United States as President from 2001-2009.  Before he reached the White House, however, he was the governor of Texas.  The dates of his service in this position lasted from January 1995 to December 2000.  He resigned in the middle of his second term to take over the role of President.  Bush is a Republican and brought a challenge to the then-current Democratic governor of Texas, Ann Richards.  His campaign was run on promises to bring improvement to the public educational system in the state, reform the justice system in relation to juveniles, give needed attention to welfare programs, and adjust the tort laws of the state.  (This final point is the system that allows injured people to sue for damages.)  He won by a vote of 53% and took over as governor of Texas.

Seal of Texas

During his first year as governor, he worked with the houses of the Texas legislature, both of which were led by Democrats.  He somehow managed to have bills passed in relation to all four issues he promised to tackle in his campaign that won him the election in the first place.  Bush was logically considered a pro-business leader who could lead a consensus between all parties.

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