KC lawyer named to Missouri highway commission

JEFFERSON CITY | Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday tapped a Kansas City lawyer to served on the state highway commission.

Stephen R. Miller, 51, a Republican, has a background in law related to heavy construction and transportation. He replaces Mike Kehoe, a Jefferson City car dealer who resigned from the commission last month.

In a statement announcing the appointment, Nixon cited Miller's support from business and trade organizations and legal work on construction labor and employment.

Miller's term will expire in 2011.

The highway commission sets policy for road-building in the state, and also has authority over aviation, railroads and public transportation, among other things.