Senator Kel Seliger announced Wednesday that he would not be seeking re-election for the District 31 seat.
Senator Seliger spent the last 17 years in that position and helped authorize hundreds of pieces of legislation including Senate Bill 150 providing capital construction projects for every higher education institution in the state.
Additionally, he played a pivotal role in the reworking of high-stakes testing regimens in public schools.
The Senator said “I will continue to serve the great constituents of Senate District 31 for the remainder of my term. I am forever grateful for my family, supporters, staff, and those who have worked on my behalf since 2004. Thank you for placing your trust in me as your Texas State Senator.”