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Samantha Shaw

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Samantha Shaw
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Alabama Auditor
Incumbent
In office
January 15, 2007 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBeth Chapman (R)
Compensation
Base salary$85,248
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2006
Next generalTerm-limited
Campaign $$109,254
Term limits2 terms
Education
High schoolHomewood High School
Bachelor'sAuburn University Birmingham, Montgomery
Personal
Place of birthHomewood, Alabama
ProfessionAccountant
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Samantha Shaw is the current Alabama State Auditor. Shaw, a Republican, was elected in 2006, and re-elected in 2010.[1]

Biography

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.[1]

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.

Education

  • Homewood High School
  • B.S. in Family and Child Development, Auburn University-Birmingham (1979)
  • B.S. in Business Administration, Auburn University-Montgomery (1993)

Political career

Alabama State Auditor (2007-present)

Shaw was first elected to serve as Alabama's auditor in 2006. She was re-elected in 2010. Shaw will be ineligible to run for re-election in 2014 due to term limits. As state auditor, Shaw leads 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.[1]

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 has 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 has been reduced by 61%, worth over $217,000. She has also overseen numerous agency property audits resulting in the successful location and recovery of thousands of previously unrecorded assets.[1]

Elections

2010

Alabama State Auditor, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSamantha Shaw Incumbent 62.6% 893,229
     Democratic Miranda Joseph 37.3% 531,233
     n/a Write-in 0.1% 1,303
Total Votes 1,425,765
Election Results Via: The New York Times

2006

Alabama State Auditor, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSamantha Shaw 54.1% 627,424
     Democratic Janie Clarke 45.8% 531,717
     n/a Write-in 0.1% 946
Total Votes 1,160,087
Election Results Via: Alabama Secretary of State

Campaign donors

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.[2]

Samantha Shaw's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2010 Alabama State Auditor Won $23,642
2008 Alabama State Auditor Not up for election $-5,573
2006 Alabama State Auditor Won $91,185
Grand Total Raised $109,254

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Personal

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.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Beth Chapman (R)
Alabama State Auditor
2007-present
Succeeded by
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