|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.