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Kel Seliger

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Kel Seliger
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Texas State Senate, District 31
Incumbent
In office
2004 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 10
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMarch 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sDartmouth College
Personal
BirthdayJune 16, 1953
Place of birthAmarillo, TX
ProfessionExecutive
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kel Seliger (b. June 16, 1953) is a Republican member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 31. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in March 2004.[1]

Biography

Seliger graduated from Borger Public schools and later attended and graduated from Dartmouth College.

In addition to being a senator, he is the co-owner and executive vice-president of Lake Steel, Incorporated. He is also a flight instructor and has a commercial pilot’s license. Prior to his election in the state senate, Seliger was the mayor of Amarillo and held that title for four terms.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Seliger served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Finance
Higher Education, Chair
Natural Resources
Joint Committee on Oversight of Higher Ed Governance, Excellence & Transparency, Co-Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Seliger served on the following Texas Senate committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Seliger served on the following Texas Senate committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Texas State Senate will consist of a primary election on March 4, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 9, 2013. Incumbent Kel Seliger defeated Mike Canon in the Republican primary. Seliger will face Steven Gibson (L) in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Seliger ran in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 31. Seliger defeated Randy Rives in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Texas State Senate District 31 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKel Seliger Incumbent 75.9% 49,966
Randy Rives 24.1% 15,874
Total Votes 65,840

2008

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Seliger won re-election to the 31st District Seat in the Texas State Senate, defeating opponent Lauren Poindexter.[9]

Seliger raised $545,515 for his campaign while Poindexter raised $0.[10]

Texas State Senate, District 31 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Kel Seliger (R) 180,267 90.20%
Lauren Poindexter (L) 19,569 9.79%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Seliger is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Seliger raised a total of $3,563,723 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[11]

Kel Seliger's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State Senate, District 31 Won $989,613
2010 Texas State Senate, District 31 Not up for election $416,749
2008 Texas State Senate, District 31 Won $545,515
2006 Texas State Senate, District 31 Not up for election $261,396
2004 Texas State Senate, District 31 Won $1,350,450
Grand Total Raised $3,563,723

2012

Seliger won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Seliger raised a total of $989,613.

2010

Seliger was not up for election to the Texas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Seliger raised a total of $416,749.

2008

Seliger won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Seliger raised a total of $545,515.

2006

Seliger was not up for election to the Texas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Seliger raised a total of $261,396.

2004

Seliger won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Seliger raised a total of $1,350,450.

Scorecards

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[12] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Seliger received a score of 52.3 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of D+ that Seliger received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Kel Seliger received a grade of D+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Seliger and his wife, Nancy, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Teel Bivins
Texas Senate District 31
2004-present
Succeeded by
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