Alec Farmer of Jonesboro was appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson to serve a 10-year term on the Arkansas State Highway Commission. Farmer took the Oath of Office on January 27, 2015. His term will expire in January of 2025.
A native of northeast Arkansas, Alec is a former chairman of the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission and a former special commissioner of the Arkansas State Police Commission, both appointments made by former Governor Mike Huckabee. He was also an original member of the Arkansas Agricultural Board.
Alec’s public service also includes serving over 10 years on the Craighead Conservation District board and providing free legal services as attorney for the Buffalo Island Drainage District of Craighead County since 1999. He served four years on the Jonesboro City Council and chaired the city council’s Finance and Public Works committees. He also served on the Jonesboro Metropolitan Area Planning Commission.
He’s a past member of the board of Jonesboro City Water and Light, the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Jonesboro Economic Development Corporation, the Arkansas State University Alumni Association, the Greater Jonesboro YMCA and East Arkansas Good Roads.
Alec is president of Farmer Enterprises, Inc., a family-owned farm and property investment and management company. He also serves on the board of the Childress Gin and Elevator Co., and as manager for Alec Farmer Farms, LLC. He is a former member of the board of The Arkansas Bank of Northeast Arkansas.
He graduated with honors receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas State University in 1986 and received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1990 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law. While in law school, he was also a member of the UALR Law Journal and served as its Research Editor in 1990.
Alec and his wife Carole Farmer live in Jonesboro and together they have four daughters, Madison, Alexandra, Taylor and Emily.