Kel Seliger

Senator from the 31st District at Texas State Senate

Kel Seliger

Kel Seliger

Senator from the 31st District at Texas State Senate

Biography

The Senate of Texas
Senator Kel Seliger: District 31
Occupation: Steel Service Centers, Klockner/Lake Steel
Education: Graduate of Borger Public Schools and Dartmouth College
Hometown: Amarillo
Party: Republican

Kel Seliger was first elected to the Texas Senate in 2004. Senate District 31 currently spans 37 counties from the Panhandle to the Permian Basin and includes Amarillo, Midland, Odessa and Big Spring.

Born in Amarillo and raised in Borger, Senator Seliger is a graduate of Borger public schools and Dartmouth College. He spent 35 years in the steel industry.

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst appointed Senator Seliger to serve as Chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee for the 83rd Legislature. Senator Seliger currently serves on the Senate Education Committee, Senate Finance Committee, Senate Committee on Natural Resources, and the Senate Committee on Open Government.

In the interim following the 82nd Legislature, Lt. Governor Dewhurst appointed Seliger to serve on the Joint Committee on Oversight of Higher Education Governance, Excellence & Transparency, as well as the newly created Joint Interim Committee to Study the Public School Finance System.

During the 82nd Legislative Session, Senator Seliger served as Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting where he collaborated with all members of the Texas Senate to successfully pass new district maps for Congress, the State Board of Education, Texas House of Representatives, and Texas Senate. In addition, Senator Seliger continued to be a key leader in the area of groundwater policy. As a member of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, Senator Seliger advanced measures to improve the process for establishing desired future conditions and the management of priority groundwater management area matters. He also played a key role as a member of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Public School Finance.

Senator Seliger is privileged to be the recipient of the Bell Helicopter 2012 Legislative Leadership Award, the Texas Municipal League's 2011 Legislator of the Year, the Texas District and County Attorneys Association's 2009 Law and Order Award, Legislator of the Year 2009 from the Associated Security Services and Investigators of the State of Texas and the citizens of Odessa honored him with the 2009 Heritage of Odessa Foundation Community Statesman Award in Government. The Texas Association of Business recently recognized Senator Seliger a third time as a Fighter for Free Enterprise for his steadfast support of policies that encourage and promote a healthy business climate in Texas.

Prior to his election to the Senate, Senator Seliger served four terms as Mayor of Amarillo and as a member of the Amarillo City Commission and the Amarillo Civil Service Commission. Senator Seliger is currently a member of the National Rifle Association, the Texas Farm Bureau, and the Harley-Davidson Owners Group.

He and his wife Nancy reside in Amarillo, and have two sons, Jonathan and Matthew.

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Birthday

06/16/1953

Age

67

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Career History
Senator from the 31st District
2004 - Current
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1 - $249
2014

THE FOUNDATION SUPPORTS WEST TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY, AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AND THE STUDENTS OF WTAMU BY RECEIVING AND ADMINISTERING GIFTS FROM THE PUBLIC.

$100 - $249
2009

THE FOUNDATION SUPPORTS WEST TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY, AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AND THE STUDENTS OF WTAMU BY RECEIVING AND ADMINISTERING GIFTS FROM THE PUBLIC.

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$1,000
2003
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2003

Former Governor of Texas

$250
2002
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