George is Republican Because
“I am a Republican because I am a Hispanic who was raised on conservative values. At mass, I learned the importance of faith and the value of human life. At home, I learned from my parents the need to work hard and make the most of every opportunity. In school, I learned that with the right education, I could go as far and as fast as my dreams would take me. And in business, I learned that free market and entrepreneurship are the best roads to prosperity for everyone. There are my values – faith, hard work, freedom, family, and free markets – these are my conservative values and that’s why I am a Hispanic who is a conservative.
And that’s why as Texas Land Commissioner, I am pursuing a platform of conservative reform. The Texas Land Commission overseas programs dealing with education, energy, veterans and the Alamo. And on each one, I bring conservative ideas to the table. On education, I am using y platform to advocate for more school choice. After all, when we give parents a choice, we give kids a chance. On energy, I am encouraging the responsible drilling of oil and gas on state-owned land so that we can continue to be the energy capital of the world and so that more Texas jobs can be created. On veterans, I am working hard to serve those who have served us by streamlining the programs we offer. And on the Alamo, we are insisting in better management and better service to protect this sacred shrine of liberty. So I am proud to be a conservative and I am proud to be a Hispanic. To me, the two go hand in hand.”
George Prescott Bush is a native Texan, born in Houston on April 24, 1976. He was elected Texas Land Commissioner on Nov. 4, 2014, earning more votes than any other statewide candidate on the ballot. Commissioner Bush took office on Jan. 2, 2015.
As Texas Land Commissioner, Bush works to ensure Texas veterans get the benefits they’ve earned, oversees investments that earn billions of dollars for public education and manages state lands to produce the oil and gas that is helping make America energy-independent. Commissioner Bush also watches over the Alamo and preserves historic archives at the General Land Office that date back to the Spanish Empire.
Commissioner Bush has dedicated his life to public service, working as a public school teacher in Miami after graduating from Rice University and serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Commissioner Bush is a successful businessman. He joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP after earning his Juris Doctorate at the University of Texas School of Law. He subsequently co-founded Pennybacker Capital LLC, a real estate private equity firm, in 2007, and St. Augustine Partners LLC, a Fort Worth-based investment firm focused on oil and gas transactions and consulting for private businesses.
Commissioner Bush is also committed to helping fellow Texans in his private life. He co-chaired a $30 million capital campaign for Big Brothers Big Sisters in North Texas and served as the co-chairman of the Dallas/Fort Worth Celebration of Reading. He was the Tarrant County chairman for Uplift Education — a highly successful Dallas-based public charter network focused on closing the achievement gap in inner-city public schools. He also served on the Board of Trustees for the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin.
Commissioner Bush is the grandson of President George H.W. Bush, the son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and the nephew of President George W. Bush. He lives in Austin with his wife, Amanda, and their two sons, Prescott and Jack.
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