Tribpedia: George P. Bush

George Prescott Garnica Bush, more commonly known as George P. Bush, is the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Columba Garnica Gallo. He is the nephew of former President George W. Bush and the grandson of George H.W. Bush. He currently works in private equity firms he founded or co-founded; additionally, he serves as the chairman of ...

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick discusses school choice and education public policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation Policy Orientation event on Jan. 7, 2016.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick discusses school choice and education public policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation Policy Orientation event on Jan. 7, 2016.

Patrick: School Choice A Top Priority in 2017

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Thursday vowed to pass a bigger and better tax credit scholarship program — and possibly other school choice legislation — out of the Senate in 2017, saying school choice remains his top policy priority aside from “protecting life.”

Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Phillips Entertainment President and CEO Davis Phillips discuss the new proposals to the Alamo District.
Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Phillips Entertainment President and CEO Davis Phillips discuss the new proposals to the Alamo District.

Analysis: Bush Takes One Step Forward, One Step Back

The state's new land commissioner is trying to put some points on the political board. He succeeded in doing that last week with the state's purchase of buildings near the Alamo. But he erased some points as well with comments on a conference call with some of his father's supporters.

Paul McGuire, with the federal Bureau of Land Management, speaks with landowners in Clay County on April 28, 2014.
Paul McGuire, with the federal Bureau of Land Management, speaks with landowners in Clay County on April 28, 2014.

George P. Bush Wades into Red River Fight with Feds

The Texas land commissioner on Tuesday asked to joined seven North Texas families in a federal lawsuit that accuses the U.S. Bureau of Land Management of perpetuating an “arbitrary seizure” of land along a 116-mile strip of the river, whose changing course has fueled a century’s worth of property disputes along the state’s border with Oklahoma.

Statewide Officeholders Staying Put in Austin

Four of the five statewide elected officials eligible to move out of the capital city following the Nov. 3 passage of Proposition 3, which repealed the state capital residency requirement, said they'll continue to call Austin home. Texas law prohibits state employees from receiving reimbursement for travel between home and work.

Presidential candidate Jeb Bush at the Women in Business & Leadership Luncheon at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention on Sept. 21, 2015.
Presidential candidate Jeb Bush at the Women in Business & Leadership Luncheon at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention on Sept. 21, 2015.

Jeb Bush to Rally Top Donors in Houston, Seek More Cash

Jeb Bush's presidential campaign is planning a major fundraising push next week in Houston that is expected to include three generations of his famous family, including Land Commissioner George P. Bush.

 

George P. Bush is sworn in Jan. 2, 2015 as Texas land commissioner as dad Jeb Bush and wife Amanda look on.
George P. Bush is sworn in Jan. 2, 2015 as Texas land commissioner as dad Jeb Bush and wife Amanda look on.

Bush: Time Spent on Father's Campaign "Nominal"

Land Commissioner George P. Bush said Sunday he has put his "heart and soul" into his job amid questions about how much time he has spent working to elect his father president. Bush said he was "extremely disappointed" with a report that concluded he "has been out of the state or otherwise off of work nearly half of the time since his father" joined the 2016 presidential campaign.

Land Commissioner candidate George P. Bush greets the Republican crowd in Fort Worth on June 5, 2014.
Land Commissioner candidate George P. Bush greets the Republican crowd in Fort Worth on June 5, 2014.

Bush Leads Push for Endangered Species Reform

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is leading an alliance of 23 state land commissioners calling for more transparency on how animals are added to the endangered list under the Endangered Species Act. 

Land Commissioner George P. Bush shakes hands with Texas Alliance for Life Director Joseph Pojman at the Texas Capitol on Jan. 24, 2015
Land Commissioner George P. Bush shakes hands with Texas Alliance for Life Director Joseph Pojman at the Texas Capitol on Jan. 24, 2015

General Land Office Touts Move Online

The Texas General Land Office says it held the first online oil and gas lease auction in the state’s history on Tuesday, netting some $20 million for public schools. Land Commissioner George P. Bush is taking credit for the move, saying it showcases his efforts to modernize the agency during his first year in public office.  

 

Then-Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson told an audience about his political plans at a Texas Tribune event on Feb. 14, 2013.
Then-Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson told an audience about his political plans at a Texas Tribune event on Feb. 14, 2013.

Patterson to George P. Bush: Focus Less on "Derriere"

Upset about the way a recent state audit painted the agency he lead for 12 years, former Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is jabbing his successor, George P. Bush, for failing to push back against the audit’s findings.

 

George P. Bush is all smiles as his mother, Columba, father, Jeb, and wife, Amanda, applaud during Bush's swearing in as Texas Land Commissioner on Jan. 2, 2015.
George P. Bush is all smiles as his mother, Columba, father, Jeb, and wife, Amanda, applaud during Bush's swearing in as Texas Land Commissioner on Jan. 2, 2015.

George P. Bush on Cruz: "We Can Still Be Friends"

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush sat down with The Texas Tribune on Thursday for a wide-ranging interview covering U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, the health of Bush's grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush, the controversy surrounding his office and the Alamo, and what it’s like, as a Mexican-American Republican whose father is running for president, to hear Donald Trump’s incendiary remarks on undocumented workers.

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush speaks with Nevadans before a meet-and-greet on June 17, 2015, in Reno. He spent the day in the state stumping for his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush speaks with Nevadans before a meet-and-greet on June 17, 2015, in Reno. He spent the day in the state stumping for his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

George P. Bush Steps Into Role as Dad's Surrogate

Land Commissioner George P. Bush made his debut this week as a surrogate for his dad's presidential campaign. The younger Bush hit the campaign trail in early-voting Nevada, making a pitch for his father in personal and political terms.

Jeb Bush puts his hand on his son George P. Bush's knee during a light moment in the younger Bush's swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 2, 2015, as Texas land commissioner. At right is George P. Bush's wife, Amanda Bush.
Jeb Bush puts his hand on his son George P. Bush's knee during a light moment in the younger Bush's swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 2, 2015, as Texas land commissioner. At right is George P. Bush's wife, Amanda Bush.

5 Ways Jeb Bush's 2016 Campaign Runs Through Texas

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush enters the 2016 presidential race with perhaps more ties to Texas than any other candidate in the field besides the two who live here: former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. The state central to his family's political DNA will never be too far removed from Bush's White House ambitions.  

Phil Collins with his collection of Alamo artifacts at his home in Switzerland.
Phil Collins with his collection of Alamo artifacts at his home in Switzerland.

Budget Deal Includes $25 Million Boost for Alamo

Budget writers have added some last-minute cash for the Alamo to spiff up the Texas shrine and its surroundings, in large part to ensure that the state holds on to a collection of Alamo artifacts from British music legend Phil Collins.