The 83rd Texas Legislative session starts in just a couple of months.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announced the Senate Committee Chair appointments Thursday. He says the positions match each member’s specific talents.

Here’s the full list, from Dewhurst’s office:

Senator Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) appointed Chair of the Senate Committee on Higher Education. He recently served as Chair of the Senate Committee on Redistricting.

Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) appointed as Chair of the Senate Committee on Transportation, succeeding Senator Tommy Williams (R-The Woodlands) who was recently appointed as Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance.

Senator Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) appointed as Chair of the Senate Committee on Government Organization.

Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) appointed as Chair of the Senate Committee on Open Government.

Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) appointed as Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security,

Senator Dan Patrick (R-Houston) has been appointed as Chair of the Senate Committee on Education. Sen. Patrick succeeds Senator Florence Shapiro (R-Plano) who announced her retirement from the Texas Senate in September 2011.

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa (D-McAllen) is appointed as Chair of the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

Senator Glenn Hegar (R-Katy) is appointed as Chair of the Senate Committee on Nominations.

Senator Royce West (D-Dallas) appointed as Chair of the Senate Committee on Jurisprudence.

Senator Bob Deuell (R-Greenville) is appointed as Chair of the Senate Committee on Economic Development. This position was formerly filled by Sen. Mike Jackson (R-La Porte).

Senator Tommy Williams (R-The Woodlands) will serve as Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, succeeding Sen. Steve Ogden (R-Bryan) who announced his retirement following the 82nd Legislature.

Senator Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) has been reappointed as Chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services.

Senator Robert Duncan (R-Lubbock) has been reappointed as Chair of the Senate Committee on State Affairs.

Senator John Carona (R-Dallas) is reappointed as Chair of the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce.

Senator Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay) is reappointed as Chair of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources after previously serving as Chair of the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce.

Senator Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler) is reappointed as Chair of the Senate Committee on Administration.

Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston) is reappointed as Chair of the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice.

Senator Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio) is reappointed as Chair of the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations.