Governor names Transportation Commission member

Posted at: 10/29/2012 7:27 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez has named a businessman from southeastern New Mexico to a commission that oversees the state Department of Transportation.

Robert Wallach of Hobbs fills a vacancy on the six-member state Transportation Commission, which sets policies for the department.

The 56-year-old Wallach runs a family-owned concrete business and also owns a ranch. Wallach is a former member of the Hobbs City Commission.

His appointment is subject to confirmation by the state Senate. The department is responsible for the state's network of highways and bridges.

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