State Senator Kel Seliger announced Wednesday night that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Seliger said he began to exhibit symptoms Tuesday.
"I have tested positive for COVID-19. I began to exhibit symptoms last night. I appreciate the well wishes while I diligently comply with isolation and contact tracing guidelines as put out by the Governor and CDC," Seliger said in a brief statement.
Seliger was first elected to the Texas Senate in 2004. Senate District 31 spans 37 counties from the Panhandle to the Permian Basin and includes Amarillo, Midland, Odessa, and Big Spring.
Senator Seliger currently serves on the Senate Health and Human Services, Veteran Affairs and Border Security, and Nominations Committees.
Prior to his election to the Senate, Seliger served four terms as Mayor of Amarillo and as a member of the Amarillo City Commission and the Amarillo Civil Service Commission.
We will have more information on this developing story as it becomes available.