George P. Bush courts state policymakers
By John W. Gonzalez, Staff Writer
Updated 11:51 pm, Friday, March 22, 2013
NEW BRAUNFELS — He's the freshest face on the Texas GOP scene, with a most familiar name. Now, George P. Bush is trying to make his own mark on state politics as a candidate for land commissioner.
A first stop on his fledgling campaign: The 47th Texas Legislative Conference, where he provided a glimpse at his goals and singled out students and veterans as groups he most wants to help.
Bush, a U.S. Navy Reserve intelligence officer since 2007 who saw duty in Afghanistan in 2010, urged wider support for the military and veterans. One of the General Land Office's duties is operating veterans programs, which Bush backs.
The young Bush announced March 12 that he's seeking to replace Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, who's planning to challenge Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the 2014 GOP primary. More: San Antonio Express-News