Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Rick Pate has introduced that he’ll search re-election in 2022. He is a Republican.
“It has been an absolute honor to serve as your Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries,” stated Commissioner Pate in a press release. “In my first term we accomplished so much, but more work is to be done. This includes keeping our food supply safe, abundant, and sustainable while helping our farmers and rural communities prosper. The agriculture stakeholders have been wonderful partners with me over the past few years.”
He notes that in his first time period as commissioner, the division took half within the statewide branding program Sweet Grown Alabama, elevated funding for the Alabama Farm to School Program and administered Alabama’s first industrial hemp program.
Before his election in 2018, Pate was mayor of Lowndesboro for 14 years. He based Pate Landscape Company and spent 38 years working it.
The Alabama primaries are May 24, 2022.