The primary elections were held in Alabama Tuesday. When the votes were tallied, there was not a clear winner for Commissioner of Agriculture on the Republican ticket. The top two candidates, Rick Pate and Gerald Dial, will go head to head in a runoff election scheduled for July 17th. Pate garnered 40% of Tuesday’s vote while Dial received 30% of the votes. There were no candidates for Commissioner of Agriculture on the Democratic ticket. Pate and Dial will compete to replace John McMillan who won the vote for Alabama State Treasurer in Tuesday’s primary election.