Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Alabama Auditor —Andrew Sorrell (R) and Leigh LaChine (L)—completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
The Alabama State Auditor is a state executive position in the Alabama government. The auditor is responsible for reporting “receipts and disbursement of every character, all claims audited and paid out, and all taxed and revenues collected” to the governor.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?
- “I am very concerned about election integrity. As your next State Auditor, I will appoint Board of Registrars members that will keep the voter rolls clean!”
- “As your next State Auditor, I will accurately track the over $1 billion dollars worth of state owned property to make sure your taxpayer dollars are being used wisely.”
- “I will fight to restore duties and responsibilities to the office of State Auditor that have been stripped away over the years. I believe we need a strong State Auditor’s office to serve as a watchdog for the citizens of Alabama.”
- “My main reason for running is to educate the electorate about the difficulties that other party candidates face even appearing on the ballot. It has been 20 years since an Independent or other party candidate has appeared in a statewide election. The cost for the Libertarian Party to have ballot access in 2022 was over $250,000.”
- “Eliminate straight-ticket party voting. Alabama is one of the few states that still allows this practice. Voters should educate themselves and choose the most qualified candidate in each race.”
- “There is too much money in politics.”
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