State Senator Gerald Dial (R-Lineville) announced today that he plans to seek the Republican nomination for Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Industries for the state of Alabama. His campaign is focused on “creating jobs in the state – whether it be agriculture, professional services, or anything in between. Current Commissioner John McMillan is term-limited.”
A retired general in the National Guard, Dial’s press release said he’s a “get-it-done conservative who said he is ready to serve the people of Alabama.”
“I have a reputation of rocking the boat, stepping on the status quo,” Dial said. “We need someone to carry on Commissioner McMillan’s legacy, who will stand up for Alabama farmers and continue to bring more jobs to our great state.”
Agriculture, forestry, and related industries have an annual economic impact of more than $70 billion and account for 580,000 jobs in the state of Alabama. As a third-generation Alabamian, Dial knows the importance of agriculture. He wants to continue to grow agriculture and industry in the state by putting Alabama jobs first. This includes promoting Alabama’s agricultural exports with Cuba and South America, developing a statewide irrigation program, and creating an agricultural cabinet that would share best practices and feedback from farmers.
As a third-generation Alabamian, Dial believes the agriculture industry is vital to Alabama’s economy, and he says he wants it to grow by putting Alabama jobs first. His plan to do so includes promoting Alabama’s agricultural exports with Cuba and South America, developing a statewide irrigation program, and creating an agricultural cabinet that would share best practices and feedback from farmers.
“I want to grow all of Alabama by creating jobs and better opportunities for the people of our state,” Dial said. ”We have to increase agricultural exports, protect our farmland and food sources, and work with our agricultural research universities to ensure the future of farming in Alabama.”
Gerald Dial’s short announcement video announcement can be viewed at www.itsdialtime.com.