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Stacey Pickering
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Mississippi State Auditor
In office
January 2008-Present
Term ends
January 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$90,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Campaign $$1,005,118
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mississippi State Senate District 42
Bachelor'sSamford University
Master'sNew Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1993)
Date of birthJuly 12, 1968
Place of birthLaurel, Mississippi
Office website
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Stacey Pickering (b. July 12, 1968, in Laurel, Mississippi) is the 41st and current Mississippi State Auditor. Pickering, a Republican, assumed office in January 2008 after his election in November 2007. He was re-elected in 2011.[1]

Pickering is running for a third term as state auditor in 2015.[2]


Prior to his election as Mississippi State Auditor, Pickering served in the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 42 from 2004 to 2008. He helped organize and served as founding co-chair of the pro-hunting Mississippi Legislative Sportsman’s Caucus.

Pickering served as state chairman of Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign for President of the United States.[3]


  • MA, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1993
  • B.A., Samford University
  • Attended, Jones County Junior College

Political career

Mississippi Auditor (2008-present)

In his current position as state auditor, Pickering's main role is to assess state and local governmental and other entities to ensure that public funds are properly used.

Pickering serves on the Domestic Working Group for the Office of the Comptroller General of the United States, as well as the Financial Management and Intergovernmental Affairs and Performance Audit Committees for the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers and is a member of the National State Auditors Association.[4]


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Stacey Pickering endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [5]

Mississippi State Senate (2004-2008)

Prior to his election as state auditor, Pickering represented District 42 in the Mississippi State Senate from 2004-2008.[6]



See also: Mississippi Auditor election, 2015

Eleven state executive offices in Mississippi are up for election in 2015. The general election will be held on November 3, 2015, following a primary election on August 4, 2015. Runoffs are scheduled for August 25 in case no candidate receives a majority (50 percent plus one) of the popular vote in a given primary race. The following sections summarize filed candidates running for each state executive office on the ballot:

See also: Mississippi gubernatorial election, 2015

Lieutenant Governor
See also: Mississippi lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2015

Attorney General
See also: Mississippi Attorney General election, 2015

Secretary of State
See also: Mississippi Secretary of State

State Treasurer
See also: Mississippi Treasurer election, 2015


See also: Mississippi Auditor election, 2015

Commissioner of Agriculture

See also: Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture election, 2015

Commissioner of Insurance

See also: Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance election, 2015

Public Service Commission (3 seats)

See also: Mississippi Public Service Commission election, 2015
Northern District:

Central District:
Incumbent Lynn Posey (R) is not seeking re-election.

Southern District:
Incumbent Steve Renfroe (I) is not seeking re-election.


See also: Mississippi down ballot state executive elections, 2011

Pickering won re-election as state auditor in 2011. He defeated Reform Party candidate Ashley Norwood in the November 8 general election.

General election

Mississippi Auditor, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStacey Pickering Incumbent 75.6% 596,395
     Reform Ashley Norwood 24.4% 192,271
Total Votes 788,666
Election Results via Mississippi Secretary of State

2007 Stacey Pickering for Auditor campaign ad


Pickering won election as state auditor in the November 2007 election, defeating Democratic candidate Mike Sumrall.[8]

Mississippi State Auditor, 2007
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStacey Pickering 63.8% 399,279
     Democratic Mike Sumrall 36.2% 227,033
Total Votes 626,312
Election Results via Mississippi Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pickering is available dating back to 2003. Based on available campaign finance records, Pickering raised a total of $1,005,118 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[9]

Stacey Pickering's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 Mississippi Auditor Won $323,870
2009 Mississippi Auditor Not up for election $153,860
2007 Mississippi Auditor Won $465,717
2005 Mississippi State senate District 42 Not up for election $21,136
2003 Mississippi State senate District 42 Won $40,535
Grand Total Raised $1,005,118

2007 and 2011

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 Stacey Pickering's donors each year.[10] Click [show] for more information.


Pickering is married and has four children.

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