State Rep. Steve Precourt, R-Orlando, was named Wednesday one of six finalists to become the next chief executive of Orlando’s toll-road building agency.
A four-member committee picked Precourt – long the presumed favorite for the job that could pay more than $200,000 annually – along with five others from a list of 39 applicants.
The finalists will be asked to sit for 45-minute interviews Nov. 21. A winner could be chosen in December.
Precourt and the others are seeking to replace to Max Crumit, who quit six weeks ago after losing a vote of confidence from the board of the Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority.
In choosing Precourt, the search committee overlooked a requirement saying the new director should have run a toll-road system for eight years. A civil engineer, Precourt has, however, participated in the planning and design of several roads in the agency’s 109-mile system.