John McMillan

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 08:52, 24 March 2014 by Maresa Strano (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
John McMillan
John McMillan.jpg
Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries
In office
January 17, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 19, 2015
Years in position 4
PredecessorRon Sparks (D)
Base salary$84,655
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,298,596
Term limits2 terms
Prior offices
Alabama House of Representatives
Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
High schoolBaldwin County High School
Bachelor'sRhodes College
Place of birthBay Minette, Alabama
Office website
John McMillan (born in Bay Minette, Alabama) is the Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. McMillan, a Republican, assumed office in January 2011.[1]

His first term ends January 19, 2015, and he ran for re-election in November 2014.

McMillan launched his campaign for a second term as state commissioner of agriculture and industries in June 2013.[2] He is unopposed in the June 3 Republican primary. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


McMillan was born in Bay Minette, Alabama and raised in Stockton, Baldwin County, where he worked on his uncle’s farm and in his father’s sawmill. He attended Stockton School and Baldwin County High School, and went on to receive a bachelor's degree in economics from Rhodes College. After graduation, McMillan returned to work at his family's saw mill. The future commissioner remained there for 20 years, cultivating his understanding and appreciation of the agriculture industry.

McMillan was Executive Vice President of the Alabama Forestry Association from 1983-2006.[1]


  • Stockton School
  • Baldwin County High School
  • Bachelor's degree, economics, Rhodes College

Political Career

Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture (2010-present)

McMillan was first elected Commissioner on November 2, 2010. He will be up for re-election in 2014.

McMillan first entered politics when he ran for Baldwin County Commission. He served as a member of the commission and on the Baldwin County Republican Executive Committee. His political experience prior to becoming agricultural commissioner also includes three years as Alabama's Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources, and two terms as a representative in the State House. In addition, he made an unsuccessful bid for Alabama State Senate, District 22, back in 2006.[1]



See also: Alabama down ballot state executive elections, 2014

McMillan ran for re-election as Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries in June 2013.[3] He is unopposed for the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, and will face Democrat Doug "New Blue" Smith in the general election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


McMillan won election as Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries in the November 2, 2010 election, defeating Democratic candidate Glen Zorn.[4]

Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn McMillan 59.6% 862,901
     Democratic Glen Zorn 40.3% 583,255
Total Votes 1,447,561


  • General Election race for Alabama State Senate, District 22
    • McMillan was defeated in the general election by his Democratic opponent, Pat Lindsey.[5]
State Senate, District 22, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPat Lindsey Incumbent 54.1% 19,744
     Republican John McMillan 45.9% 16,748
Total Votes 36,521

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for John McMillan is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, John McMillan raised a total of $1,298,597 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 5, 2013.[6]

John McMillan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Not up for election $14,099
2010 Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Won $634,570
2006 Alabama State Senate, District 22 Defeated $649,928
Grand Total Raised $1,298,597

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of John McMillan's donors each year.[7] Click [show] for more information.


McMillan and his wife, Kathryn, have two sons, Murphy and William, and two grandchildren, El and John. The enthusiastic outdoor sportsman is particularly fond of hunting and fishing.[8]

Contact information


Department Contact:

1445 Federal Dr
Montgomery, AL 36107

Phone: 334-240-7100
Fax: 334-240-7190

Recent news

Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "John + McMillan + Alabama + Agriculture"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

John McMillan News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

Suggest a link


Political offices
Preceded by
Ron Sparks (D)
Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries
Succeeded by