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|January 15, 2007 - January 19, 2015|
|Predecessor||Beth Chapman (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2006|
|Term limits||2 terms|
|High school||Homewood High School|
|Bachelor's||Auburn University Birmingham, Montgomery|
|Place of birth||Homewood, Alabama|
Shaw grew up in Homewood, Alabama. She attended Auburn University for her undergraduate degree in family and child development, graduating in 1979. She later went back to Auburn University, this time in Montgomery, Alabama, for a degree in business and accounting. After her graduation in 1993, Shaw launched her private sector accounting career at Shaw Oil Company in Birmingham.
She gained political experience serving as her husband's campaign manager for his elections to the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals in 2000 and 2006. Shaw also worked on a Senate campaign in the role of Deputy Finance Director in 2002.
- Homewood High School
- B.S. in family and child development, Auburn University-Birmingham (1979)
- B.S. in business administration, Auburn University-Montgomery (1993)
Alabama State Auditor (2007-2015)
Shaw was first elected to serve as Alabama's auditor in 2006. She was re-elected in 2010. Shaw was ineligible for re-election in 2014 due to term limits. As state auditor, Shaw led the office's performance of post audits between the state's other financial agencies, the State Treasury and the Comptroller’s Office, in addition to serving as Chairperson on the Board of Adjustments.
Asset loss reduction
Alabama uses a database known as the Protégé system to manage valuable assets, including all vehicles and weapons, across the state's 67 counties. Shaw made asset loss reduction a top priority of her terms in office. According to the office's main website, since Shaw took office in 2007, losses of state assets were reduced by 61 percent, worth over $217,000. She also oversaw numerous agency property audits resulting in the successful location and recovery of thousands of previously unrecorded assets.
|Alabama State Auditor, 2010|
|Republican||Samantha Shaw Incumbent||62.6%||893,229|
|Election Results via The New York Times|
|Alabama State Auditor, 2006|
|Election Results via Alabama Secretary of State|
Comprehensive donor information for Samantha Shaw is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Samantha Shaw raised a total of $109,254 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 5, 2013.
|Samantha Shaw's Campaign Contribution History|
|2010||Alabama State Auditor||$23,642|
|2008||Alabama State Auditor||$-5,573|
|2006||Alabama State Auditor||$91,185|
|Grand Total Raised||$109,254|
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Samantha Shaw's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Samantha Shaw's Campaign Contributions|
Alabama State Auditor
Alabama State Auditor
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$40,107 (Dem.)||$24,725 (Dem.)|
|Top 5 contributors||Alabama Farmers Federation||$10,000||Alabama Farmers Federation||$29,608|
|Business Council of Alabama||$2,500||Samantha (Sam) S Shaw||$12,180|
|Alabama Federation of Republican Women||$1,000||Samantha (Sam) S Shaw||$6,134|
|Shirley Sam Shaw||$1,000||STA PAC||$5,000|
|South Baldwin Women's Republican Club||$1,000||Luther S Pate IV||$5,000|
Shaw currently resides in Montgomery with her husband Greg, an Associate Justice to the Alabama Supreme Court. The couple has two adult sons and regularly attend Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church.
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Beth Chapman (R)
|Alabama State Auditor
| Succeeded by|
Jim Zeigler (R)