McMillan reappoints Zorn

Published 12:03 am Thursday, January 20, 2011

Covington County native Glen Zorn has been reappointed assistant commissioner for the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan, who was elected to the post in November and sworn in this week, confirmed the appointment yesterday. Zorn was the Democratic nominee for the post.


“I am proud to say that I have reappointed Glen Zorn as Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture & Industries,” McMillan said. “Glen and I were able to get to know each other this past year when we both ran for the office of commissioner. It became clear to both of us that we were not really running against each other, but instead we were both running for agriculture.”

McMillan said he and Zorn share similar goals.

“We share many of the same ideals and goals for the state’s No.1 industry and plan to work together closely to promote Alabama’s agriculture and industry,” McMillan said. “Glen is very familiar with the department and will be working with the Alternative Fuels Program, the Pesticide Management Division, the Water Resources Program, the Plant Industry Section, and the Weights and Measures Division.”

Prior to joining the department, Zorn was in his second term as mayor of Florala. He entered politics after spending almost four decades in agribusiness, most all of which revolved around his family’s Florala-based business, Zorn Brothers, Inc.

Zorn and his late wife, Mary Jane, have two children and two grandchildren.