Rick Pate

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Rick Pate
Agriculture Commissioner of Alabama
Assumed office
January 14, 2019
GovernorKay Ivey
Preceded byJohn McMillan
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Julie Dismukes
EducationAuburn University (BS)

Rick Pate is a Republican politician from Alabama and the 30th Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries in Alabama. He served as Mayor of Lowndesboro, Alabama, a position he held from 1997 until his election as Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries.[1] He also serves as Chair of the Lowndes County Republican Party. Pate finished first in the Republican Primary in June 2018 and then won the runoff for Agriculture Commissioner of Alabama. In November 2018, he was unopposed in the General Election receiving more than 97% of the vote and began his term of office on January 14, 2019.

He is a 1978 graduate of Auburn University School of Agriculture and he is married to Julie Dismukes and they have two children.[2]


Political offices
Preceded by
John McMillan
Agriculture Commissioner of Alabama