John McMillan handily wins GOP nomination for State Treasurer

John McMillan

Longtime state lawmaker and current second-term Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, John McMillan, will be moving to a new office in November — he won the GOP nomination for Alabama State Treasurer on Tuesday and with no Democratic challenger, he will assume the office.

McMillan handily bested his two opponents — David Black (21 percent) and Stephen Evans (18 percent) — taking home 61 percent of the vote Tuesday night.

The office of State Treasurer

The Alabama State Treasurer acts as the head banker for the State of Alabama, handling deposits, withdrawals, redemptions of state warrants, and investments of state funds.