Clearing path for 2016 run, Jeb Bush steps down from remaining board memberships

Associated Press

Jeb Bush has resigned all of his board memberships — both nonprofit and business — in a move that signals growing interest in a 2016 presidential run.

An aide says the former Florida governor stepped down from his remaining board memberships on Wednesday, the last day of the year. It's a continuation of a process that began in December when Bush announced plans to actively explore a White House bid.

Continue Reading Below

Spokesman Kristi Campbell calls Bush's review of his business interests "a natural next step as he turns his focus to gauging whether there is support for a potential candidacy."

Bush is seen as an early favorite of the Republican establishment as the next presidential primary season begins.

He remains a partner in Jeb Bush and Associates, his business consulting company.