There has long been speculation that George P. Bush was eyeing public office in Texas. Now, it appears the republican has his sights set on Land Commissioner. The Tampa Bay Times obtained a copy of a letter from Jeb Bush, asking for support for his son.

November 13th, 2012
Dear Jeb Alumni member:

Last week, George P. opened a campaign account to explore the opportunity to run for statewide office in Texas. I am writing to ask that you consider making a personal contribution as he begins his quest for public service.

While the election is in 2014, it is important to show early financial support, particularly in a state as big as Texas. The office that George is considering running for is Land Commissioner which overseas the mineral rights, commercial real estate owned and sovereign submerged lands of the State of Texas as well as veterans affairs and historic archives.

George’s experience and skills match the job. In business, he has helped build a successful real estate fund business, and practiced law. In addition, he currently serves as an Intelligence Officer in the Navy Reserves. In that capacity, he served in Afghanistan for nine months last year.

Politically, George has earned the right to run by being Chairman of MAVPac, which is now a national organization, Chairman of Hispanic
Republicans of Texas, an active surrogate of the Romney/Ryan ticket and Deputy Finance Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.
Ok, what can I say? I am proud of my son. I hope you will write a personal check to George P. Bush Campaign, 604 E. 4th St., Suite 201, Ft. Worth, TX 76102.

Respectfully,
Jeb

Last week, George P. Bush filed the necessary paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission to run for public office. Bush has not confirmed which seat he is seeking.

Meanwhile, current Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has made it widely known that he intends to challenge David Dewhurst for the Lieutenant Governor post.