George P. Bush

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George P. Bush (2011)

George Prescott Bush (born April 24, 1976 in Houston , Texas ) is an American businessman and politician ( Republican Party ). He has been the Texas Land Commissioner since January 2, 2015 .


Bush is the eldest child of the politician Jeb Bush and his Mexican wife Columba Bush (née Garnica Gallo). He attended Rice University . He later studied at the Law School of the University of Texas , where he received a Juris Doctorate and then worked for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP . Bush is a co-founder of Pennybacker Capital LLC and St. Augustine Partners LLC .

Bush was elected Texas Land Commissioner on November 4, 2014 , asserting himself against the Democrat and former Mayor of El Paso , John Cook . He took office on January 2, 2015. The Texas Land Commissioner is the oldest electoral post in Texas and is responsible, among other things, for managing state-owned land and overseeing the state's oil and gas revenues. Bush ran for re-election in 2018 but was controversial because of his response to Hurricane Harvey and his membership of the Bush family. In the intra-party primary election , he prevailed with 58 percent of the votes in the first ballot and won the main election in November against the Democrat Miguel Suazo with 53% of the votes.

Bush is married to Amanda Williams and has two sons.

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Individual evidence

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  2. ^ Florida Governor Jeb Bush. National Governors Association , accessed April 16, 2015 .
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  4. George Bush wins election in Texas. In: , May 11, 2014.
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  6. Jasmine C. Lee, Sarah Almukhtar, Matthew Bloch: Texas Primary Election Results. In: The New York Times , March 6, 2018.