Adam Thompson

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Adam Thompson
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Alabama Auditor
Former Candidate
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionJune 3, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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ProfessionActivist, Secretary of State's Aide
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Adam Thompson was a Republican candidate for Alabama State Auditor in the 2014 elections.[1]

Biography

Thompson works as Deputy Chief of Staff to Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman. Prior to this, Thompson worked as a senior aide in the Alabama State Auditor’s Office. He also co-chairs the Capital City Young Republicans, and chairs the Young Republican Federation of Alabama Congressional District 3. He is on the Montgomery County and State Republican Executive Committees. Thompson served as an Alternate Delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Thompson is an officer in the Pike Road Lions Club. He has also volunteered with the American Cancer Society, the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Support Our Soliders.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Alabama down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Thompson ran for election as Alabama State Auditor. Thompson unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination in the primary.[3] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Alabama Auditor Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Zeigler 47.1% 164,002
Green check mark transparent.pngDale Peterson 24.3% 84,828
Adam Thompson 18.6% 64,688
Hobbie Sealy 10% 34,910
Total Votes 348,428
Election Results Via:Alabama Secretary of State.

Campaign themes

One of Thompson's opponents, Ray Bryan, announced early in his campaign an intention to have the office of State Auditor abolished via constitutional amendment, and to have its duties absorbed by other parts of the state government, such as Examiners of Public Accounts.[4] He claimed this proposal fit with recent legislative efforts to consolidate the state government. A spokesman for Senator Del Marsh, who was involved in some of these efforts, stated that Senate's reorganization efforts had focused on departments with larger budgets and did not include plans for abolishing the office.[5] Thompson opposed Bryan’s plan on the basis that the State Auditor is an elected position and the Alabama Department of Examiners of Public Accounts is a legislative agency. He stated that, "The Examiners of Public Accounts is a legislative agency and answers to the Legislature. The auditor is independently elected and answers to the people.”[4] The Alabama Chief Examiner, who heads the Examiners of Public Accounts, is a legislatively appointed position.[6]

Personal

Thompson was born in Dothan, Alabama, lived on a Dale County farm and later moved to Montgomery. He currently lives in Pike Road, Alabama with his wife Rebecca.[2]

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