Seliger to hold town hall meeting in Borger

State Senator Kel Seliger is coming to Borger for a town hall meeting next week.The meeting will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at Borger City Hall, 600 North Main.Senator Seliger has traveled throughout the Panhandle, South Plains, and Permian Basin throughout the last two months to discuss the activities of the 82nd Legislative Session with his constituents.“The town hall meetings are a great way to ensure there is continuing dialogue from the people who live in my district,” he said. “I hold them regularly and use the information exchanged.”Born in Amarillo and raised in Borger, he is a graduate of Borger public schools and Dartmouth College. He is the vice-president of Lake Steel, Inc., a steel service center. He is also a licensed commercial pilot and flight instructor.Lt. Governor David Dewhurst appointed Seliger to serve as the chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting for the 82nd legislature. He is currently serving as the newest member of the Senate Education Committee. He has continued to be a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senate Committee on Natural Resources, and Senate Committee on International Relations and Trade.Senator Seliger served as the chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting, and worked with members of the Texas Senate to produce new State Board of Education, State House, and State Senate districts. For the first time in two decades, the Texas Legislature passed all of the new district maps during a legislative session under Seliger’s leadership.He continued his service on the Senate Natural Resources Committee during the 82nd Legislative Session, namely in the areas of groundwater and the disposal of low-level radioactive waste. Senate Bill 1504 and Senate Bill 1605 will allow for the importation and disposal of that waste and create a new governing and funding structures for the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission to ensure effective management of the waste.As a leader on groundwater policy, he advanced measures to improve the process for establishing desired future conditions (DFC) and the management of priority groundwater management areas (PGMA) matters.Senator Seliger was most recently recognized as the 2011 Legislator of the Year by the Texas Municipal League for his strong and principled support of local control throughout the 82nd legislative session. He and wife Nancy have been married for over 20 years and reside in Amarillo. They have two sons, Jonathan and Matthew.