Texas Runoff results could impact the Panhandle

Jun 1, 2014

State Sen. Kel Seliger
Credit texastribune.org

Unless there’s a Democratic upset Nov. 4, the Texas state government will probably be far more conservative, and committee appointments could impact the Panhandle’s clout, reported the Amarillo Globe News.

If State Sen. Dan Patrick goes on to win in November, there’s no guarantee he’ll appoint Sen. Kel Seliger to the Senate Education Committee.  Seliger has made it known that he would like to be the chairman of the committee Patrick currently chairs. 

Seliger currently chairs the Senate Higher Education Committee.  He was also chair of the Senate Select Committee during redistricting in 2011. 

Only about 5.6 percent of the 13.6 million registered voters voted in Tuesday’s Republican primary runoffs.

More about the effects of the Primary runoff is available from the Amarillo Globe-News.