Brigadier General Mark H. Berry named to the post.
The incoming governor has also announced an agency director he wants to remain in the position.
The 46th elected governor of Arkansas takes office on Jan. 13.
Franks has been with the department for 35 years and has held the title of commissioner since 2007.
Governor-Elect makes announcement on Bill Bryant's selection for job.
Dr. Joe Thompson receives call from Gov.-Elect Asa Hutchinson about decision.
Justices hear from both sides in the case after a lower court judge ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional and opponents appealed.
New members of Arkansas's Congressional Delegation were getting familiar with their new offices in Washington on Wednesday.
Announces formation of steering committee to help with the process.
The Arkansas Secretary of State's Office reports more than 832-thousand ballots were cast.
From a split blue/red state to bright red, the Republican wave seen across the nation last night was certainly felt here in Arkansas.
The only measure that failed is the alcohol amendment.
Political analysis from Max Brantley with the Arkansas Times.
Defeats Democrat Karen Garcia.
The Little Rock businessman defeats the former mayor of North Little Rock.
The Republican from Hot Springs defeats James lee Witt, the Democrat from Dardanelle.
Republican attorney defeats Democratic state representative.
Republican Asa Hutchinson becomes the 46th elected governor of Arkansas.
Defeats incumbent Senator Mark Pryor.
Accepts defeat by challenger U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton.
Republican congressman defeats Democratic candidate.
Incumbent Republican defeats Democratic challenger Susan Inman.
Issue 5 approved by Arkansas voters in Tuesday's election.
The incumbent Republican defeats Libertarian challenger Grant Brand.
Republican incumbent defeats Heber Springs' Jackie McPherson.
Former President Bill Clinton rallied with other Democratic Candidates at Mid-South Community College Sunday.
Issue No. 5 will remain on the November ballot.
The Republican candidate for governor stopped in at his polling place on Monday to cast his ballot.
United States Attorneys Thyer and Eldridge said, “Every citizen must be able to vote without interference or discrimination and to have that vote counted without it being stolen because of fraud."
Voters will decide on measure in November election.
Huckabee officially announced his support for Hutchinson at a news conference.
Democratic candidate for Governor Mike Ross announces his "Fair Pay" Plan.
Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Mike Ross talks about family values and the importance of education.
Conway City Attorney Michael Murphy will serve through Dec. 31.
Ella Beth featured in ad about his plans for more advanced computer science courses in high schools.
Dustin McDaniel announced that the Attorney General’s Office has received $10, 973—the amount identified by the Division of Legislative Audit for collection by McDaniel.
Democratic candidate promises support for veterans in proposed plan.
The initiative needs 62,507 verified signatures to make the November 4 ballot.
The Republican nominee released the ad on Monday that stars his granddaughter.
Group presented arguments to the Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday.
Both senators agree the president should work with congress before making any further decisions on military involvement in Iraq.
Democratic candidate for Arkansas governor says his proposal aims to support, protect and empower the state's seniors.
“Arkansas is a manufacturing powerhouse. Yet, we’re seeing too many jobs shipped overseas. It’s time to bring jobs back home,” Pryor said.
Backers now have until August 18 to gather 15,107 more signatures to make the November ballot.
Mike Ross and Asa Hutchinson discuss the issues in Springdale and Eureka Springs.
The proposal requires an additional 17,133 verified signatures to reach the 78,133 needed to be placed on the general election ballot.
The measure seeking to increase the wage meets initial signature count requirement.
The GOP candidate is proposing more open markets for Arkansas’s agricultural and manufacturing products.
Domestic violence and child abuse are two areas of focus.
The Republican challenger brought in $2.28M to incumbent's $1.5M.