Governor appoints Robert Wallach to state Transportation Commission

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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