Samantha Shaw

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Samantha Shaw
Auditor of Alabama
In office
January 15, 2007 – January 19, 2015
Governor Robert Bentley
Preceded by Beth Chapman
Succeeded by Jim Zeigler
Personal details
Born (1957-02-10) February 10, 1957 (age 58)
Homewood, Alabama, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Greg Shaw
Children Gregory
Alma mater Auburn University
Religion Methodism

Samantha "Sam" Slimp Shaw (born 10 February 1957) is an American politician from Alabama. She is a Republican. She was elected State Auditor of Alabama in 2006, and was re-elected in 2010. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Alabama Republican Party.


Shaw was born in Homewood, Alabama to June Daly and William M. 'Bill' Slimp. She graduated from Auburn University and employed as an accountant for the Shaw Oil Company, for a branch of La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery, and for Alabama Steel Supply. She has also worked as a bookkeeper and office manager. In 1980, she married attorney Gregory Shaw. Samantha and Gregory Shaw have lived in Montgomery, Alabama for over 23 years, and have two sons.[1]

Political career[edit]

In 2000, she was manager of her husband's successful campaign for Judge of the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, and in 2006 was manager of his successful re-election campaign. Gregory Shaw was elected to the Alabama Supreme Court in 2008.[1]

In 2002, Shaw was the Deputy Finance Director for the re-election campaign of U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions.[1]

In 2006, Shaw ran for State Auditor. She finished second of four candidates in the Republican primary, with 26.4% of the vote, and won the run-off with 50.8%. She won in the general election with 54.1%.[2]

In 2010, Shaw was elected to a second term as State Auditor, winning with 62.7% of the vote.[3]


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