By Dan Modlin/ AP
Frankfort, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher has picked Central
Kentucky engineer Marc Williams to serve as
the state's new Commissioner of Highways.
Williams is a Vice-President with Wilbur Smith
Associates, an engineering firm which provides
planning, design, and construction services for
a variety of infrastructure projects. The firm did
consulting work for the Kentucky TriModal
Transpark project in northern Warren County.
Williams says is divesting himself of all interests
in the firm. State records show that Williams gave
13 hundred dollars to Fletcher's campaign for
governor last year. However, the new Commissioner
says he never felt pressured to make contributions.
He says the engineering industry has a history of
being politically active.