The next Bush generation: Pierce Bush considering run for grandfather George H.W. Bush's former Congress seat

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The next Bush generation: Pierce Bush considering run for grandfather George H.W. Bush's former Congress seat

Pierce Bush, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, says he is "seriously considering running" for the 7th Congressional District in Texas.

Pierce Bush, the grandson of late President George H.W. Bush, may try to follow in his grandfather's footsteps.

Bush, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, said in a statement that he is "seriously considering running" in 2020 for the 7th Congressional District, which is located in the Houston suburbs.

George H.W. Bush held the seat in the late 1960s.

"Leaders in our community have encouraged me to run for Congress in the 7th district. I am flattered and seriously considering running," Pierce Bush said in a statement to USA Today. "As the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters, I have seen an enormous amount of pain in our community yet it seems the politicians can't or won't work together to solve the problems at hand."

Pierce Bush speaks onstage at the UNICEF Audrey Hepburn Society Ball honoring former first lady Barbara Bush at the Hilton Americas Hotel on November 6, 2015, in Houston, Texas.

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Bush, 33, is the son of businessman Neil Bush. There is currently only one member of the Bush Family in elected office: Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

The Houston-area seat is currently held by Rep. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, who defeated incumbent John Culberson during the 2018 midterms. Fletcher, the first Democrat to hold the seat since 1964, raised nearly $583,000 during the first quarter.

In this 2003 photo, former President George H.W. Bush shares a laugh with his grandson Pierce Bush at the Houston Astros season opener against the Colorado Rockies.

Jim McGrath, longtime spokesman for the Bush family, confirmed that Bush is considering a bid.

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“I can confirm this is not fake news,” he tweeted along with a Texas Tribune article, who first reported Bush was considering a bid.

Pierce Bush, however, continued to caution that he has not yet made a decision.

"Regardless of my decision to run for this important seat, I will always find ways to work with people to solve these issues and unlock the God-given potential that exists in the good people of our community," he said in the statement.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: The next Bush generation: Pierce Bush considering run for grandfather George H.W. Bush's former Congress seat