State Auditor http://apr.org en 2 Mavericks In Alabama Auditor Runoff July 15 http://apr.org/post/2-mavericks-alabama-auditor-runoff-july-15 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Republican runoff for state auditor on July 15 features two of Alabama's best known political mavericks who promise to transform the smallest office in the state Capitol into a center for uncovering wrongdoing.</p><p>Mobile attorney Jim Zeigler is known as "Mr. 49 Percent" for losing many close races. He takes on retired Shelby County businessman Dale Peterson, who became an Internet sensation in his 2010 race for agriculture commissioner where he toted a gun and promised to go after the crooks in Montgomery.</p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:41:39 +0000 The Associated Press 54794 at http://apr.org 2 Mavericks In Alabama Auditor Runoff July 15 Crowded Field for State Auditor http://apr.org/post/crowded-field-state-auditor <p>The Republican race for state auditor features four candidates seeking to replace Republican Sam Shaw.</p><p>There's former Public Service Commission member Jim Zeigler of Mobile, who calls himself "Mr. 49 Percent" because he's lost so many close races.</p><p></p><p>There's also retired Shelby County businessman Dale Peterson, who became an Internet sensation in 2010 with his video where he carried a gun and promised to run the thugs out of Montgomery.</p> Sat, 10 May 2014 15:26:38 +0000 Associated Press 51700 at http://apr.org Crowded Field for State Auditor Secretary Of State Endorses Employee For Auditor http://apr.org/post/secretary-state-endorses-employee-auditor <P>Outgoing Secretary of State Beth Chapman has endorsed one of her employees, Adam Thompson, for state auditor.</P> <P>In a statement Thursday, Chapman said Thompson was her right hand when she served as state auditor from 2003 to 2007, and he is the only candidate with experience in the auditor's office. Thompson currently works in the secretary of state's office.</P> <P>He faces Anniston attorney Ray Bryan in the Republican primary on June 3, 2014. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:41:09 +0000 The Associated Press 34829 at http://apr.org Secretary Of State Endorses Employee For Auditor Birmingham Democrat Running Again For Ala. Auditor http://apr.org/post/birmingham-democrat-running-again-ala-auditor <P>Democrat Miranda Joseph of Birmingham is making another run for state auditor.</P> <P>Joseph ran against Republican incumbent Samantha Shaw in 2010 and lost. She has filed papers with the state to run again in 2014, when Shaw won't be on the ballot.</P> <P>Joseph has created a campaign website and says she plans a formal kickoff soon. She is stressing her work as a certified internal auditor. Joseph filed a report with the state last week saying she had not yet raised or spent $25,000 on her campaign. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:01:49 +0000 The Associated Press 33961 at http://apr.org Birmingham Democrat Running Again For Ala. Auditor Legislation Proposes Ala. State Property Database http://apr.org/post/legislation-proposes-ala-state-property-database <P>An Alabama state lawmaker has pre-filed legislation that would require the state auditor to keep a searchable public database listing any piece of personal property owned by the state and valued at $500 or more.</P> <P>Homewood Republican Rep. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:07:29 +0000 The Associated Press 23507 at http://apr.org Legislation Proposes Ala. State Property Database 1st Candidate Announces For Alabama State Auditor http://apr.org/post/1st-candidate-announces-alabama-state-auditor <P>The race for state auditor in 2014 has begun.</P> <P>Adam Thompson, the deputy chief of staff or Alabama's secretary of state, announced Wednesday that he will run as a Republican for auditor. The current auditor, Samantha Shaw, has served two terms and can't run again. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:47:51 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 21317 at http://apr.org 1st Candidate Announces For Alabama State Auditor