Prior to running for office, Commissioner Bush was a successful attorney and businessman. After earning his Juris Doctorate from The University of Texas School of Law, he served as a judicial clerk for U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Sidney A. Fitzwater, a Ronald Reagan appointee. He then practiced corporate and securities law with Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP, conducting legal due diligence and preparing transaction documents in connection with mergers, acquisitions, offerings, credit facilities, securities filings, and divestitures for private equity clients and publicly held corporations. 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. He was awarded The University of Texas’ Latino Leadership Award in 2015, the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from The University of Texas School of Law in 2016, and the Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award in 2016.