|Job description||Oversees the General Land Office, a Texas state agency. Term is four years.|
|Duties||Manages state public lands (including mineral rights, properties, and other assets), with the goals of preserving state history, protecting natural resources, and maximizing state revenue.
Manages money resulting from the administration and sale of lands. Most revenue goes to the Texas Permanent School Fund, which funds charter schools, pays for public school textbooks, and guarantees bonds issued by local school districts.
Provides funds to state veterans’ programs, such as the Veterans Land Board.
Advises the Governor on land issues.
Email: https://dawnbuckingham.com (scroll down for contact form)
|Carrie Menger (write-in)|
Recent News Articles
- “Meet the two Republicans running for Texas land commissioner,” Texas Newsroom (May 19, 2022) https://www.keranews.org/politics/2022-05-19/meet-the-two-republicans-running-for-texas-land-commissioner (includes audio)
- “Meet the two Democrats running for Texas land commissioner,” Texas Newsroom (May 17, 2022) https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/meet-democratic-candidates-texas-land-commissioner-jay-kleberg-sandragrace-martinez/ (includes audio)
- “Party favorites emerge in respective primary runoffs for Land Commissioner,” The Texan (Apr 22, 2022) https://thetexan.news/party-favorites-emerge-in-respective-primary-runoffs-for-land-commissioner/ (paywall – article limit)
- “Fact check: Texas candidate unfairly compares immigrants to veterans on health care,” PolitiFact (Apr 25, 2022) https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/politifact/article/Fact-check-Texas-land-commissioner-candidate-17127076.php (paywall – article limit)
- “Will the next Texas land commissioner forget the Alamo – and focus on more important duties?” Texas Observer (Mar 22, 2022) https://www.texasobserver.org/will-the-next-texas-land-commissioner-forget-the-alamo-and-focus-on-more-important-duties/
- “The primary race to succeed George P. Bush as land commissioner will go to runoffs for both parties,” Houston Public Media (Mar 2, 2022), https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/politics/2022/03/02/420269/the-primary-race-to-succeed-george-p-bush-as-land-commissioner-will-go-to-runoffs-for-both-parties/