Kel Seliger. Our Trusted Neighbor.
Kel Seliger was first elected to the Texas Senate in 2004. Senate District 31 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.
Senator Seliger currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee and is a member of the Senate Education Committee, Senate Finance Committee, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development, Senate Committee on Business and Commerce, and the Select Committee on Government Facilities.
Senator Seliger has been recognized by many groups for his conservative principles as well as his dedication to small government and local control. He has been named a Fighter for Free Enterprise by the Texas Association of Business four times for his steadfast support of policies that encourage and promote a healthy business climate in Texas. Seliger is privileged to be the recipient of the Texas Municipal League 2015 Legislator of the Year Award, Texas Conservative Coalition’s Conservative Champion Award, Texas Association of Counties Friend of County Government Award, Texas Wildlife Association’s Conservation Hero Award, the Conservative Roundtable of Texas’ 2015 Effective Conservative Lawmaker, and the Texas Parent Teacher Association Legislative Honor Roll for his work during the 84th Legislative Session.
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.
He and his wife Nancy reside in Amarillo, and have two sons, Jonathan and Matthew.