Hi, I'm George P.
WHERE I COME FROM
George Prescott Bush is a native Texan, born in Houston on April 24, 1976. As an Attorney, Businessman, former school teacher, former Naval Officer and your current Texas Land Commissioner, George P. Bush has dedicated his life to public service.
Bush received his undergraduate degree from Rice University. After graduating, he taught history to at-risk students before earning a Juris Doctorate at The University of Texas School of Law.
In 2006, Bush applied to the U.S. Naval Reserve through the Direct Commission Officer program. In June of 2010, he was mobilized for an eight-month tour of duty at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Among his service decorations, Commissioner Bush was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal for his meritorious service. He received the Afghanistan Campaign Medal for serving in theater and earned the Intel Warfare Designator pin.
After earning his Law Degree from UT Law, he went on to 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, serving as general counsel for both of those entities.
TEXAS LAND COMMISSIONER
Bush was first elected as the 28th Texas Land Commissioner on Nov. 4, 2014 and was overwhelmingly re-elected on November 6, 2018. As Texas Land Commissioner, Bush serves the schoolchildren, veterans, and the environment of Texas. He does so by preserving our history, maximizing state revenue through innovative administration, and through the prudent stewardship of state lands and natural resources. Since September of 2017, Commissioner Bush and the General Land Office (GLO) have led the state’s housing-related recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey, helping more than 60,000 victims of Hurricane Harvey rebuild their homes and their lives.
As Texas Land Commissioner, Commissioner Bush has not only fought but won for Texans in the courts. He’s currently suing the Biden Administration, in a case named Bush v. Biden, for their failure to finish building the congressionally authorized border wall. Previously, he won a major legal victory for Texas schoolchildren, standing up to the Obama Administration’s Bureau of Land Management’s illegal land grab, protecting state assets for years to come. He has routinely fought for freedom against federal government overreach and ensured that unelected bureaucrats do not dictate how our state operates.
In addition, he has posed legal challenges against radical environmentalists abusing the Endangered Species Act and protected state property rights from trial lawyers. Commissioner Bush has stood up to the EPA, pushing back against radical carbon regulations that threaten Texas’s electrical grid’s stability. He’s also legally fought to preserve Texas’ oil and gas rights in Denton when far-left environmentalists tried to disrupt the oil and gas industry. Most recently, he is in the courthouse on a suit called Bush v. Biden, calling out Biden’s failure to finish building the wall.
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.