by Tyler Hale
A new chairman has been named for the Arkansas State Highway Commission.
Robert S. Moore Jr., of Arkansas City, was elected chairman during a special commission meeting on March 9. Moore is replacing Tom Schueck, who died March 3, in the role.
Moore has served as vice chairman of the commission for the past 14 months. He was named to the commission in 2013 by former Gov. Mike Beebe.
His 10-year term will expire in January 2023.
Dalton Farmer Jr. of Jonesboro will take over as the vice chairman of the commission. Farmer was appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in 2015, and his term expires in 2025.
Moore previously served as a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 12 for three terms. He also served as Speaker of the House for the 88thGeneral Assembly.
He also served as the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Director before being elected to the House in 2007.