George P. Bush

Ryan Poppe

Monday was the last day anyone could file their candidacy in a statewide primary election.  And one of those candidates making a last minute filing is former Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson.

Ryan Poppe / Texas Public Radio

Jerry Patterson announced he will file his candidacy to run against current General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush during the Republican primaries in March.


“At this point in life it’s not exactly what I had planned nor is it my first choice, but I’ve watched this agency over the last three years essentially crater,” Patterson said.


Ryan Poppe

Texas lawmakers are disturbed by the General Land Office’s level of transparency of the state’s Alamo Redesign and Restoration Project. The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday began digging into those plans and how the $75 million in state funds for the project will be spent.

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George P. Bush Pledges Coastal Protection

Mar 30, 2016
Julia Robinson / The Texas Tribune

Protecting the Texas coast will be his priority during the 2017 legislative session, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush said during a keynote address at the Energy Thought Summit in Austin on Tuesday.