Columba Bush was born in Leon, Mexico in 1953. She met Jeb Bush in 1971, while he was teaching English as a foreign exchange worker in Leon. The couple was married three years later in Austin, Texas. The couple has three grown children.

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While Florida’s First Lady, she was especially concerned with a a program dedicated to the importance of arts in a well-rounded education, Arts for a Complete Education/Florida Alliance. Ms. Bush has also been involved with a number of programs dealing with substance abuse.

Below is a Spanish language commercial that she made during one of Jeb’s Florida gubernatorial runs: