Gov. Sanders appoints David Haak to Arkansas Highway Commission

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Gov. Sarah Sanders announced Thursday (Jan. 26) that she will appoint former legislator David Haak to serve as a member of the Arkansas Highway Commission. His term will expire on Jan. 14, 2033.

Haak, a former GOP State Representative from Texarkana, will replace Robert Moore, former Democratic Speaker of the House from Arkansas City.

“Today, I will be appointing David Haak to serve on the Arkansas Highway Commission – someone who will play a critical role in bringing new, high paying jobs to the state while improving the quality of life for all Arkansans,” Sanders said. “David’s lifetime of public service, community involvement, and strong leadership will make him an asset to the commission – and I am confident that together we will ensure that U.S. Highway 82 finally becomes a four-lane interstate, unleashing south Arkansas’ full economic potential.”

“It is an honor to be appointed to the Arkansas Highway Commission by Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders – a longtime friend and bold, visionary leader for the state of Arkansas,” Haak said. “I’m ready to get to work empowering our people with strong and reliable highway infrastructure and prioritizing the completion of an interstate from Texarkana to Lake Village.”

David Haak.

Haak started his own label business, First Tape & Label in Texarkana, Arkansas, and was a state representative in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1999-2004.

As a representative, he served on numerous committees including the Joint Budget Committee, Revenue and Tax Committee, and Insurance and Commerce Committee. He also served on the Arkansas Economic Development Commission from 2005-2008 and on the Arkansas Waterways Commission in 2021.

As a lifelong resident of Texarkana, Haak served on the Texarkana Arkansas City Council, as a Texarkana Chamber of Commerce board member, and on the Texarkana Arkansas Zoning and Planning Commission. He was also named the Texarkana Arkansas School District “Distinguished Alumni” in 2006 and the Texas A&M Texarkana “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 1990.

Haak is a graduate of Texarkana Arkansas High School and Henderson State University.