Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Sen. Kel Seliger District 31 (R-Amarillo)

Industry
Business Executive, Aviation
Education
Dartmouth College
Spouse
Nancy
Committees
  • Select Committee on Government Facilities
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Higher Education (Chair)
  • Natural Resources and Economic Development
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Kel Seliger has spent 35 years in the steel industry, including serving as manager of Klockner/Lake Steel. He is a licensed commercial pilot and flight instructor.

  • Seliger owns an interest in FrogAir LLC.

  • He has a large portfolio of stocks in many companies, including 5,000 to 9,999 shares each in Abbott Labs, Barnes Group, EMC, GE, Glacier Bancorp and Trimble. He also has over 10,000 shares of stock in Commercial Metals, Nuance Communications and Pier One.

  • Other stock in Seliger’s portfolio includes shares in Duke Realty, Altria, Microsoft, Google , Chevron Texaco, Tesla, Mastercard, Great Plains Energy, Magellan Midstream Partners, Disney, Wells Fargo, Apple, Amazon, Gulfport Energy, JPMorgan, National Fuel Gas, Proctor and Gamble, Suntrust Banks, Tiffany & Co., Time Warner, Verizon, Motorola, Pfizer and IBM.

Property

  • Residence in Amarillo valued at $426,571

  • Condo in Austin valued at $316,661

  • Residence in Pebble Beach, Calif., valued at $1,137,063

Analysis

  • Several of the companies in which Seliger and his wife own stock are regulated by the state, have a steady lobby presence or have business before the state. The Seligers also have income-producing investments in companies the senator could encounter in his state job.