Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Andrew Sorrell wins GOP runoff, effectively becoming Alabama’s next state auditor

The lack of a Democratic candidate means Sorrell will only run against a Libertarian candidate in the November general election. 

Andrew Sorrell

Alabama State Representative Andrew Sorrell, R-Muscle Shoals, has won the Republican nomination for state auditor, claiming victory over fellow Republican candidate Stan Cooke in Tuesday’s primary runoff.

The lack of a Democratic candidate means Sorrell will only run against Libertarian candidate Leigh Lachine in the November general election. 

As of Tuesday evening, Sorrell won 57 percent of the vote, beating Cooke, who garnered 43 percent.

Sorrell was a favorite to win the state auditor’s position Tuesday night after a strong showing during the Republican primary in May, where Sorrell gained approximately 39 percent of the total vote, ahead of Cooke at 33 percent.

Originally elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 2018 after longtime District 3 incumbent Marcel Black’s retirement, Sorrell was a Shoals businessman before his entrance into state politics. Sorrell, like Cooke, campaigned for an increased role for the state auditor in Alabama elections, emphasizing the selection of registrars.

Sorrell is a member of the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee who has maintained that his tenure in the Alabama house has “prepared me for this position.”

Written By

John is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can contact him at [email protected] or via Twitter.



The hearings, scheduled for Saturday, will take up the three contests on Etowah County state House Districts 28 and 29 and Lee County's state...


Strong secured a victory over fellow Republican candidate Casey Wardynski in Tuesday's runoff election.

Featured Opinion

Up and down the ballot on Tuesday, when given the option, voters in Alabama chose the less radical candidates.


Britt had all the momentum coming out of the primary in May, and Brooks could not slow her down.