2018 Elections

Elliott Owen Lipinsky

Elliott Owen Lipinsky

Office: Auditor

 Party: Republican

Age: 32

Residence: Pike Road

Political experience: None

Professional experience: Assistant district attorney, Selma, 2013-2015;  junior partner, Hobbs and Hain, 2016; prosecutor, City of Selma, 2016; deputy district attorney, Tuscaloosa, 2016-2017; deputy district attorney, Wilcox County, 2017-present (on leave of absence to run for auditor). Montgomery County Bar Association, member; Montgomery County Bar Young Lawyer Section, Executive Board member and secretary; Tuscaloosa County Bar Young Lawyer Section; Indigent Representation Committee, board member; American Bar Association, member; Criminal Law Section, member; State Young Lawyers Section, member; Alabama District Attorneys Association; Inns of Court, Hugh Maddox Chapter, associate; Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Section, secretary and treasurer; Dallas County Bar Association, member; Tuscaloosa County Bar Association, member.

Civic experience: Healthcare Advisory Council; American Inns of Court, Program Awards Committee, board member;  Alabama Antimicrobial Stewardship Task Force; Montgomery Museum of Art, acquisitions and Junior Executive Board;  Alabama Head Injury Council, board member.

Education: University of Alabama, BA, History and Political Science, 2009; Thomas Goode School of Law, JD, 2012.

Main issues: “The State Auditor’s primary task is to keep track of personal property, owned by the State, and valued over $500.00. I want to do that job, and I am the only candidate with that experience. As a prosecutor, I have prosecuted property crimes throughout Alabama. This is an essential trait for the current auditor. In addition, Alabama needs an Auditor who will focus on that job. We cannot afford to pay taxpayer money for a salary for an Auditor who pursues issues outside the scope of his or her office. Especially when the extracurricular activities are to further their own political career. This is a waste of money for a salary and for the property that is not properly accounted for. I promise to serve the State and do so with integrity.”

Top contributors: McGraw-Webb Chevrolet, Camden, $1,000; Lee J Yi, Pike Road, $500.

Campaign: https://www.elliotttheauditor.com

(Correction: An earlier version of this candidate bio included an incorrect age.)