Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be the guest speaker at the Long Island Association's biannual luncheon in February, the Island's largest business organization said Thursday.
As in past luncheons, the guest speaker will sit down for a discussion with LIA president Kevin Law. The event will take place at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury at noon on Feb. 24.
Bush, who was governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007, has entertained presidential aspirations in the past and has been discussed as a potential Republican contender in the 2016 race. He will be the third in his family to have spoken at the LIA's luncheons; the organization previously hosted his father and older brother, former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.
Law said he plans to discuss the current political climate and reforms in education and immigration with Bush.
"We have a history of . . . reaching out to folks who have been to the White House, or aspire to the White House, and getting their insight on the challenges facing our country today," he said.
The LIA invites nationally recognized figures to speak at its two luncheons every year. Past speakers also have included former Vice Presidents Al Gore and Dick Cheney, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.