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Zeigler, McMillan win Chambers vote

Jim Zeigler defeated Stan Cooke and Elliott Lipinsky in the Republican primary vote with 59.37 percent of the vote in Chambers County to become the Alabama Auditor. If Zeigler won the race in the rest of the state, then he will face Democrat Miranda Joseph in the November general election.

Joseph, the lone Democrat on the ballot, has run for the auditor’s position twice before, in 2010 and 2014, but lost in the general election in both instances. She claims the state auditor needs to be someone who has been certified and trained by Alabama schools and professional boards and who is not new to the demands of the state auditor’s office.

State Treasurer

In a race without a Democratic challenger, John McMillan won the Republican primary for State Treasurer with 57.27 percent of the vote in Chambers County on Tuesday night. He defeated David Black, who had 22.21 percent of the vote, and Stephen Evans, who had 20.52 percent of the vote.

McMillan is the current commissioner of agriculture and industries for the state, having won the seat in 2011. He wants to bring ethics, transparency and common-sense conservative principles back to the executive branch of state government.