George P. Bush Eyes Texas Land Commissioner Post in 2014
The Tampa Bay Times reports that George P. Bush intends to run for Texas Land Commissioner in 2014. Bush, the son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and the nephew of former President George W. Bush, filed papers last week in Texas to explore possibilities to run for statewide office.
The news from the Florida politcal blog, The Buzz reprinted a letter sent from Jeb to gain financial support for his son’s political future.
Jeb writes in the letter,
“The office that George is considering running for is Land Commissioner which overseas the mineral rights, commercial real estate owned and sovereign submerged lands of the State of Texas as well as veterans affairs and historic archives.”
The letter continues to tout his son’s credentials and experience for the office of land commissioner and says that his son has earned the right to run being the chairman of MavPac, a political action committee which seeks to develop young professionals to run for elected office as Republicans.
Jeb also touts his son’s experience as a businessman in real estate, practicing law, and time served in the Naval Reserves as an Intelligence officer while in a 9-month deployment in Afghanistan last year.
The current Texas Land Commissioner is Jerry Patterson and he is currently running for Lieutenant Governor in 2014.