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Haak Swears in as Arkansas DOT’s Newest Highway Commissioner

New Highway Commissioner David Haak is sworn in by Miller County Judge Cathy Hardin Harrison as his wife, Debbie, holds a Bible. (Photo courtesy of Rusty Hubbard, ARDOT Photographer)
New Highway Commissioner David Haak is sworn in by Miller County Judge Cathy Hardin Harrison as his wife, Debbie, holds a Bible. (Photo courtesy of Rusty Hubbard, ARDOT Photographer)
LITTLE ROCK, AR — David Haak recently swore an oath to his position as the newest member of the Arkansas Highway Commission in Texarkana. Close family joined Judge Cathy Hardin Harrison at the Miller County Courthouse to support the beginning of Haak’s tenure.

“I’m looking forward to the next 10 years,” Haak said. “I know there is going to be a lot of work, but this is going to be fun. I plan to visit each county in my region of responsibility and meet with mayors, judges, and community members.”

Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who appointed Haak, said, “David’s lifetime of public service, community involvement, and strong leadership will make him an asset to the commission.”

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 State 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.

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Haak has 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.

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