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Jim Zeigler
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Alabama Auditor
In office
January 19, 2015-present
Term ends
Years in position 0
PredecessorSamantha Shaw (R)
Base salary$85,248
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Jim Zeigler is the current Republican Alabama State Auditor. He first won election to the office in the 2014 elections.[1]

Zeigler previously served as a member of the Alabama Public Service Commission in the 1970s. Since his service on the commission, he had run unsuccessfully for statewide office six times including bids for Alabama Treasurer in 1986 and Alabama State Auditor in 2002.[1]


Zeigler previously worked as an attorney in Mobile.[1]

Political career

Alabama State Auditor (2015-present)

Zeigler first won election to the auditor's office on November 4, 2014. He was sworn into office on January 19, 2015, replacing term-limited predecessor Samantha Shaw (R).[2]

Efforts to decrease office costs

As he entered his first term, Zeigler announced that he would not accept the state-issued vehicle typically given to constitutional officers. Zeigler noted that he was starting with his own costs as part of his effort to decrease expenses in state government.[2]



See also: Alabama down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Zeigler ran for election to the office of Alabama State Auditor. Zeigler sought the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3.[3] He defeated Dale Peterson in the primary runoff on July 15, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014. The seat was open in 2014 because incumbent Samantha Shaw (R) was unable to run due to term limits.


Primary runoff
Alabama State Auditor, Republican Primary Runoff, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Zeigler 64.9% 131,637
Dale Peterson 35.1% 71,141
Total Votes 202,778
Election Results via
Primary election
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.
General election
Auditor of Alabama, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Zeigler 62.9% 716,122
     Democratic Miranda Joseph 37% 420,843
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 1,010
Total Votes 1,137,975
Election Results via Alabama Secretary of State.

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Preceded by
Samantha Shaw (R)
Alabama State Auditor
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