Conservative State Senator Kel Seliger today filed his papers with the Republican Party of Texas to seek re-election to Senate District 31. Senate District 31 spans 37 counties across the Panhandle, South Plains, and Permian Basin, including the cities of Amarillo, Midland, Odessa, and Big Spring. The district, larger than the State of Indiana, is one of the biggest and most conservative in Texas.
“I was born and raised here and my family is from here,” Kel said. “I’m honored and proud to fight for the small-town values of our communities.”
Since he was first elected, Kel has been recognized for his conservative principles, and his dedication to education, small government, and local control.
He is ‘A’ Rated by the NRA, endorsed by Texas Alliance for Life, and has a 100% Pro-Life Rating from Texas Right to Life. He was named a “Fighter for Free Enterprise” four times by the Texas Association of Business for promoting a healthy Texas business climate. Kel also received the Texas Conservative Coalition’s Conservative Champion Award, Texas Wildlife Association’s Conservation Hero Award, and the Conservative Roundtable of Texas’s Effective Conservative Lawmaker award.
Kel consistently champions agriculture and energy issues, including a recent proposal to cap state revenue from energy taxes – so our industry, economy, and community can benefit more from what we produce.
As Chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee and the longest serving member on the Senate Education Committee, Seliger is one of Texas’s top education leaders. Notably, he authored the bill to provide the option of Individual Graduation Committees for students who pass all of their courses, but fail to pass one or two of their state-mandated tests. In recognition of these efforts, he was named to the Texas Parent Teacher Association Legislative Honor Roll and received the Leader in Education Award from Humanities Texas.
Seliger also serves on the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development. He is a long-time member of the NRA and the Texas Farm Bureau. Kel and his wife, Nancy, have two sons, Jonathan and Matthew.