George P. Bush was the keynote speaker at the McKinney Chamber of Commerce’s July Quarterly Luncheon held Tuesday, July 16 at Eldorado Country Club. The event was sponsored by Transamerica Financial Advisors – Bryan D. Linder.

Ernest C, Lynch III of Medical Center of McKinney, Chamber Board Chairman, spoke on behalf of the Chamber. He introduced Cayti Huston, McKinney Young Professional (MYP) Chairperson and Dianne McCall of CASA who both expressed their appreciation to all who participated in the Christmas in July toy drive. 

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Huston said, “MYP was happy to host Christmas in July presented by First United Bank. All toys, gift cards and money received will be donated to CASA of Collin County, an organization that advocates on behalf of abused and neglected children in court. The donations will make a direct impact in our community and will brighten the days of children that need our help.”

McCall went on to say, “It is so meaningful for a child to have something of their own. Many children in our program leave their homes with whatever they can stuff in a pillow case. Your efforts are greatly appreciated and will make a difference.”

Christmas in July becomes more successful each year, and this year was no different with a record-breaking estimate of more than $4,700 in toys and gift cards received.

Texas State Representative Scott Sanford, who represents District 70 in McKinney and Collin County, introduced the keynote speaker, expressed appreciation to the citizens in McKinney for their “encouragement, support and prayers” throughout the 83rd Texas Legislative Sessions, both Regular and Special. 

Bush discussed his campaign for Texas Land Commissioner and what it has taken to be a highly regarded young professional. He credits his success to his family instilling the value of hard work from an early age.


Bush is a former educator and current Chairman of the Fort Worth Board, with Uplift Education, a charter school program, in Tarrant County. Uplift Education operates a network of 26 high-performing, tuition-free, public charter schools in underserved areas across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Bush says that through Uplift he sees “passionate teachers and administrators, communicating parents and involved community leaders” all working together for the students.

Bush discussed how Texas possesses both energy and natural resources in abundance and vowed to “roll up his sleeves and fight federal overreach in regards to the crippling of our ability to control energy.”

Bush, who served in the U.S. Naval Reserve through the Direct Commission Officer program, declared his high regard for veterans and how he would utilize his position as land commissioner to provide both economic and emotional support to “look out for his battle buddies”. 

Bush closed his speech by stating, “I commit to stand firm in my conservative principles if I am able to serve this State. Keep up the good work and God Bless Texas”.

Click here for a full biography on George P. Bush.

The McKinney Chamber of Commerce’s July Quarterly Luncheon was closed by Lynch who gave special thanks to the sponsors and Mr. Bush for their support of the McKinney Chamber, and expressed his appreciation to the Chamber for their role in the community. 


About the McKinney Chamber of Commerce

The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for the McKinney business community and proudly serves as the unified business voice of McKinney. The McKinney Chamber of Commerce proudly serves over 1,200 member businesses representing over 39,000 employees throughout the North Texas region. With a rich heritage of leadership and collaboration, the Chamber works in concert with the City of McKinney, community partners and the corporate community to promote, advocate for and expand business, and earned its four-star accreditation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. As publisher of McKinney Magazine, McKinneyOnline and, the McKinney Chamber markets the community’s advantages as the foremost location for doing business.

About McKinney Young Professionals

MYP members live and/or work in McKinney and are between the ages of 21 and 40. This group of diverse young professionals work together to showcase McKinney and build relationships with local community and business leaders, click here to learn more about MYP.