“As Speaker of the House of Representatives, Robert was an outspoken and successful advocate for improving Arkansas highways and our State as a whole,” Gov. Mike Beebe said in a news release announcing the appointment. “He will continue that work on the Commission while providing a strong voice to represent South Arkansas.”
Moore, 68, grew up in Southeast Arkansas and graduated from Ouachita Baptist University. After joining the U.S. Army and serving in Vietnam, Moore returned home to earn his law degree and went to work for Attorney General Jim Guy Tucker. In 1977, Governor David Pryor appointed him as Chairman of the Arkansas Transportation Commission. He would also serve on the staff of Governor Bill Clinton and served two decades as Director of the Alcoholic Beverage Control. Moore was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2006.
Moore replaces Madison Murphy on the Commission. His appointment expires January 14, 2023.