Members of the Arkansas House of Representatives, by a 54-46 vote Friday, chose Rep. Darrin Williams (D-Little Rock) to be the next Speaker of the House.
"It is such an honor ... I am thrilled beyond measure and I am humbled," Williams said of the vote.
The vote was historic because Willams is the first black speaker of the Arkansas house of representatives.
Williams told reporters he acknowleges the historical significance and he's happy his kids can see it, but historical significance is not why he ran.