All Eyes on Land Office if George P. Bush Wins (The Texas Tribune)

Photo Courtesy of Texas Tribune

Photo Courtesy of Texas Tribune

 

By Neena Satija

For his first step in what many expect to be a long political climb, Republican George P. Bush is pursuing an office that will require him to look out for Texas schoolchildren by extracting money from the very industries — oil and gas — that have fueled his family’s wealth and political fortunes.

Polls indicate Bush is poised to coast to election as state land commissioner and take the helm of the General Land Office. The typically obscure agency is certain to draw more notice if Bush becomes responsible for butting heads with some of the state’s most powerful and politically influential interests.

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