Kel Seliger – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Senator District 31, Texas

Republican Party of Texas
3810 Deann Dr.Amarillo, TX 79121
(806) 374-8994
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

Kel Seliger was sworn in to the Texas Senate on Texas Independence Day, March 2, 2004 after a special election, and was reelected to serve a full, four-year term later that year on November 4, 2004. The district spans 26 counties from the Panhandle to the Permian Basin and includes Amarillo, Midland, Odessa and Big Spring.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

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

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Flight Instructor

Owner, Steel Service Centers, Lake Steel, Incorporated.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Co-Chair, American Legislative Exchange Council

Member, Advisory Board, Crime Victims Institute

Member, Energy Council

Member, Owners Group, Harley-Davidson

Member, High-Level Radioactive Waste Working Group

Member, National Rifle Association (NRA)

Member, Texas Farm Bureau

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Senator, Texas State Senate, 2004-present

Won Special Election, Texas State Senate, 2004

Mayor, Amarillo, TX

City Commissioner, Amarillo, TX.

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.


Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

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.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

BA, Dartmouth College.

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