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Fmr State Sen. Glover to seek GOP nod for State Auditor

On Tuesday, former State Sen. Rusty Glover (R-Semmes) made it official and announced he was seeking the Republican nod for the State Auditor’s post up for election in 2022.

Glover is vying for the seat currently occupied by Jim Zeigler, who is term-limited and could not seek reelection.

The former Mobile County lawmaker joins State Rep. Andrew Sorrell (R-Muscle Shoals) and Jefferson County pastor Stan Cooke in the race for the GOP nomination.

“I am very excited to announce my candidacy to serve as Alabama’s next State Auditor,” Glover said in a press release announcing his candidacy. “I pledge to diligently serve all Alabamians in this role by transparently and accurately keeping full account of our taxpayer-funded state property, as well as in my role as a member of the Board of Adjustments. Selecting members of the county Board of Registrars is a duty that has never been as important as it is today due to the importance of having secure ballots on Election Day.”

“Each voter should have the utmost confidence in the integrity of our elections,” he added. “I pledge to be meticulous with this selection process to help make it easy to vote and hard to cheat. I will also work tirelessly to provide accountability to the taxpayers of Alabama. I truly believe every taxpayer deserves to know what the government is doing with their hard-earned tax dollars, and I’ll bring commonsense, conservative leadership to the office of State Auditor.”

Glover is a Mobile native and served one term in the Alabama House of Representatives and three terms in the Alabama Senate, where he served as the majority whip. He taught U.S. history at Mary G. Montgomery High School in Semmes for 25 years and is also a member of Wilmer Baptist Church, Gideons International, the National Rifle Association, and the University of South Alabama Alumni Association according to the press release.

@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.