This afternoon members voted Rep. Davy Carter, of Cabot, as their Speaker of the House.
The speaker-elect is a banker/attorney who represents District 48.
Rep. Terry Rice, of Waldron, who represents District 62, was also in the running for the post.
Carter replaces out-going House Speaker Darrin Williams, of Little Rock, who represented District 36.
The Arkansas Legislature convenes on January 14th for its 89th General Assembly.