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 ...

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.

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.

George P. Bush To Help Raise Cash for Dad's Super PAC

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is stepping up to help raise money for a super PAC supporting his dad's likely 2016 presidential campaign. The younger Bush is scheduled to attend a fundraiser for the PAC on Thursday in Austin.

Texas first lady Cecilia Abbott and Land Commissioner George P. Bush at a Texas Alliance for Life rally at the Texas Capitol on Jan. 24, 2015.
Texas first lady Cecilia Abbott and Land Commissioner George P. Bush at a Texas Alliance for Life rally at the Texas Capitol on Jan. 24, 2015.

Cecilia Abbott, George P. Bush Headline Anti-Abortion Rally

Texas' new first lady, Cecilia Abbott, and land commissioner, George P. Bush, headlined an anti-abortion rally at the state Capitol on Saturday. A nearby counter rally drew a smaller crowd.

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.

With New Land Commissioner, a New Era for Bushes

Big names in state and national politics gathered in the Texas Senate chamber Friday to welcome George P. Bush, the state's new land commissioner, into the family business. The 38-year-old former investment consultant said that he would “practice the politics of aspiration" in his new post.

 

Republican Greg Abbott celebrates with family after winning governor's race in a landslide.
Republican Greg Abbott celebrates with family after winning governor's race in a landslide.

Greg Abbott Crushes Wendy Davis in GOP Sweep

As expected, Attorney General Greg Abbott crushed Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis in a landslide in the Texas governor's race. Abbott, 56, who will become the first Texas governor in a wheelchair, presided over a sweep of the statewide ballot and helped usher in a whole new crop of Republican leaders.

Newly-elected Land Commissioner George P. Bush speaking at the GOP Election night party at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas on Nov. 4, 2014.
Newly-elected Land Commissioner George P. Bush speaking at the GOP Election night party at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas on Nov. 4, 2014.

Republicans Extend Statewide Streak to 16 Years

Texas Democrats maintained their 16-year losing streak on Election Day, with Republicans decisively sweeping all 15 statewide races on the ballot. As of late Tuesday, Republicans were leading by more than 20 percentage points in all of the statewide races. Texans have not elected a Democrat to statewide office since 1994.