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State auditor announces new chief of staff

State Auditor Andrew Sorrell announced Hope Scarborough’s appointment as his new chief of staff.

State Auditor Andrew Sorrell speaks at the 2023 inauguration. Billy Pope/Inaugural Committee

State Auditor Andrew Sorrell has announced the appointment of Hope Scarborough as his new chief of staff, effective Feb. 1.

Sorrell said, “Immediately after I won my Primary in 2022, people began recommending that I keep Hope Scarborough on staff.  I heard this everywhere I went- from Registrars, elected officials, lobbyists, and other government employees in Montgomery.” Hope has previously served two other elected officials as Executive Assistant, both in the Auditor’s office and at the Public Service Commission.

“I needed someone with familiarity to the duties of the Auditor’s office who also shared my vision for strengthening the office legislatively by requesting additional duties and responsibilities.  Hope Scarborough was the most qualified person for the position and will do an excellent job leading our staff for the next four years,” Sorrell continued.  

A native of Union Springs, Alabama, the Field Trial Capital of the World, Hope Scarborough has a great love and appreciation for dogs and horses. Hope resides in Auburn with her husband Scott, and together, they have three children: Mary Kathryn and Elizabeth Curry and Ellen Scarborough. Hope is an active member of Opelika First United Methodist Church and the Thoroughman Sunday School class. In her spare time, Hope enjoys the outdoors, especially fishing. She also enjoys gardening, decorating, and cooking.

Hope graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. She is also a graduate of AUM’s Certified Public Manager program.

Having gained a reputation for being a leader in her field, she was appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate to serve as a Board of Trustee for the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind from 2014-2021. A longtime member of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Managers, she was elected President and Board member.

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