Jim Zeigler wins State Auditor re-election in rematch with Miranda Joseph

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Republican Jim Zeigler has won a second term to serve as Alabama State Auditor.

Zeigler defeated Democrat Miranda Joseph in a rematch of the pair’s 2014 race for the same seat.

With 82 percent of the precincts reporting, Zeigler is leading Joseph 61 to 39 percent, according to the Associated Press.

Following the election results, Zeigler doubled-down on his commitment to serving the state.
“The election results are a confirmation of my mission to add an additional role to the State Auditor’s office.  I will continue my new service as a watchman against waste and mismanagement in government,” Zeigler said in a statement. “I will continue to improve both the property inventory audits and the new watchman role against waste and mismanagement.”

The office of State Auditor

The State Auditor’s office is tasked with providing accountability to the taxpayers of Alabama by maintaining accurate records of all personal property valued at $500 and above, as well as items deemed sensitive in nature. As well as serving as only check and balance between the Comptroller’s Office and the State Treasury.