Samantha Shaw

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Samantha Shaw
State Auditor of Alabama
In office
January 15, 2007 – January 19, 2015
GovernorBob Riley
Robert Bentley
Preceded byBeth Chapman
Succeeded byJim Zeigler
Personal details
Born (1957-02-10) February 10, 1957 (age 64)
Homewood, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Greg Shaw
Alma materAuburn University

Samantha Slimp Shaw (born February 10, 1957) is an American politician. She is a Republican who 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 was 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. The couple 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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Political offices
Preceded by State Auditor of Alabama
Succeeded by