JACKSON–State Auditor Shad White filed qualifying papers at the Mississippi Republican Party to run for re-election as Mississippi’s 42nd State Auditor.
“I’m prepared to run a strong re-election campaign,” said Auditor White. “My campaign account has $1.3 million in cash thanks to hundreds of individual donations from around the state. Mississippians clearly want to keep tough, energetic leadership in the auditor’s office.” White’s cash-on-hand total is more than two times the money of anyone who’s ever run for Mississippi State Auditor at this point in the race.
During White’s four years in office, his team has put a stop to the largest public fraud scheme in state history, has recovered record-breaking sums of misspent taxpayer money, and seen the defendants they’ve investigated sent to hundreds of years of prison time, collectively.
“My family and I have a great body of work to talk about on the campaign trail this year, and I look forward to telling the voters about the progress we’ve made stopping corruption and protecting their money,” said White.
White, a native of rural Jones County, is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has served in the Office of the State Auditor since 2018. He also serves in the military as a captain in the Mississippi National Guard. Today Shad, his wife Rina, and their children (two girls and a boy on the way) live in Rankin County and are faithful members of St. Richard Church.