President Pro Tempore Kel Seliger is Acting Texas Governor

AUSTIN - Officials say at the start of each session, the Texas State Senate elects one member to serve as the President Pro Tempore.
We're told this is necessary when the lieutenant governor is absent or if that office becomes vacant. 
So if the governor and lieutenant governor are both out of the state, the President Pro Tempore becomes the acting governor in their absence.

With both Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick attending President-Elect Donald Trump's Inauguration, Senator Kel Seliger is now acting governor.

For more information on Senator Seliger being sworn in as President Pro Tempore last week, click here.


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