George P. Bush speaks with Florida State University students before beginning a bus tour in Tallahassee, Fla, in Sept.(Photo: Brendan Farrington, AP)
DALLAS -- George P. Bush, a nephew of former President George W.
Bush and son of one-time Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has made a campaign
filing in Texas that is required of candidates planning to run for state
office, an official said Thursday night.
The younger Bush, a Fort
Worth resident, filed a campaign treasurer appointment Wednesday, a
requirement for someone to become a candidate under campaign finance
law, Tim Sorrells, general counsel for the Texas Ethics Commission, told
The Associated Press.
Sorrells said the report does not specify
what office Bush might seek, if any, and he had no other details on the
filing, which wasn't available online. Bush did not immediately reply to
an e-mail seeking comment, and no phone listing for him could be found.
36-year-old said in September his goal was to run for office and
acknowledged that he had his eyes on several statewide offices.
in Florida, Bush decided to settle in Texas, home to his uncle and his
grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush. He runs a consulting
firm and has been active in Republican Party outreach to college
students. He's also the co-founder of Hispanic Republicans of Texas, a
group that seeks to elect Hispanic candidates.
Ana Navarro, who
was the national Hispanic co-chairwoman for John McCain when he ran for
president in 2008, tweeted her enthusiasm Thursday.
for my friend, (at)georgepbush newly formed exploratory committee for
office in TX. Young, pragmatic, Hispanic, just what GOP needs,"
Navarro's tweet read.
Bush and his wife, Amanda, met while
attending law school at the University of Texas at Austin. After working
as a lawyer, Bush became a partner in a real estate investment firm. He
has started his second company, St. Augustine Partners, a business
consulting firm aimed at small- and medium-market energy industries.
also has Navy service on his resume, including a six-month deployment
to Afghanistan, where, for security purposes, he was given a different
name. Not even those he was serving alongside knew he was a Bush.