In a unanimous vote today, the Senate confirmed Roger Millar as Secretary of the Department of Transportation. Mr. Millar is a second-generation civil engineer with thirty-eight years of experience including as a public works director, a city and county planning director, and vice-president of a multi-national engineering firm. He served as acting secretary from February 2016 to August 2016, and was appointed secretary in August.
Sen. Curtis King, chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, gave strong support to Millar’s confirmation.
“As secretary, Mr. Millar has been open and transparent in how he runs the department,” said Sen. King. “His forthcoming style kept me well-informed of key issues at DOT and he has shown a willingness to work through any challenges that come up. He has a solid engineering background, has done a fine job to this point, and I believe that he will continue to lead his department in a positive direction.”