George P. Bush runs for Texas land commissioner
APAUSTIN, Texas -- George P. Bush filed paperwork Tuesday to run for Texas land commissioner next year, hoping to continue his family's two-president political dynasty in one of the country's most conservative states.
March 14, 2013, 11:45 am TWN
Spokesman Trey Newton told The Associated Press that Bush filed the official paperwork to run for the office, which is a popular stepping stone to higher posts.
Bush is the nephew of George W. Bush and grandson of George H.W. Bush.
An attorney and Spanish speaker whose mother is originally from Mexico, Bush is considered a rising star among conservative Hispanics.
Hispanics accounted for two-thirds of Texas' population growth over the last decade and now make up 35 percent of its population. They tend to vote overwhelmingly Democratic. Bush is a Republican.