GOP Race for State Auditor Grows to 3 Candidates

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By Alabama News Network

The Republican field for state auditor has grown to three candidates.

Retired Air Force Col. Hobbie Sealy of Montgomery announced he is running in the GOP primary on June 3.

Sealy was assistant state conservation commissioner under former Gov. Bob Riley. Before that, he spent 21 years with the Air Force and was director of marketing for the United States Automobile Association.

Sealy has an accounting degree from the University of Tennessee. Sealy says he has the professional experience and management skills to be auditor.

He joins two other Republican candidates, Anniston attorney Ray Bryan and Adam Thompson, who works in the secretary of state's office. Miranda Joseph of Montgomery is running as a Democrat.

The current auditor, Republican Samantha Shaw, is not running this year.

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