The board, meeting in Toccoa, elected a temporary chairman and vice chairman to serve until June, when permanent officers will be elected. Bill Kuhlke Jr. of Augusta was elected chairman and former state Rep. Larry Walker of Perry was named vice chairman.
Walker was also the member who suggested reprimanding DOT Commissioner Gena Abraham instead of asking her to resign when she and former Chairman Mike Evans announced their relationship.
UPDATE: I was pulling some old info out of our archives and noticed this, from when Rep. Walker retired in 2004:
Leaders of more than 20 Georgia organizations will soon find out they were on the Christmas list of retiring state Rep. Larry Walker, D-Perry.
Walker announced Thursday he has donated $102,000 in leftover campaign contributions to local charities, churches and other causes.
"The checks went out yesterday," Walker said Thursday morning while sitting in a rocking chair in his law office. "Unless they've got it already in the mail today, they don't know. I didn't tell them I was going to do it."