Press Release
From the Office of State Senator Kel Seliger, District 31

January 30, 2009
Contact: Christy Bertolino
(806) 374-8994

Senator Seliger Appointed to Important Senate Finance Committee, Retains Key Assignments for District 31

AUSTIN, Texas — Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst announced today that State Senator Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) has been appointed to serve on the influential Senate Finance Committee, the panel that is charged with writing the biennial budget for the State of Texas.

"I am honored and humbled by the Lieutenant Governor's confidence in my abilities, and hope that I can make meaningful contributions that provide for the continued success and vitality of our state," said Seliger.

Additionally, Seliger will continue his service as Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice and as a valuable member of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources, which deals with issues important to the citizens of District 31, including water, agriculture, and oil and gas. Seliger has also been elevated to the Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on International Relations and Trade, of which he has been a member for the past two sessions.

"I am pleased with all that we have accomplished in all of these areas, and am optimistic about the opportunity to build on that work this session," Seliger said.

Kel Seliger was first sworn in to the Texas Senate on Texas Independence Day, March 2, 2004 after a special election, and was most recently reelected on November 4, 2008 to serve the citizens of District 31 for a second, four-year term. The district spans 26 counties from the Panhandle to the Permian Basin and includes Amarillo, Midland, Odessa and Big Spring.