Biography

Jim Zeigler has worked as an elder-care planner for senior citizens and veterans. He is being inaugurated to his second term as State Auditor. He has implemented a plan to turn the State Auditor’s office into a watchman against waste and mismanagement in Montgomery.  

Zeigler was born in Sylacauga, Alabama, where his father, Bloise Zeigler, was longtime Mayor of the town of Oak Grove, and he served twice as Chairman of East Alabama Regional Planning Commission.

Jim Zeigler was led to Christ and baptized by pastor, William K. Weaver, who became the founding President of the University of Mobile. Zeigler earned a degree in Public Administration from the University of Alabama, where he was President of the Student Government Association. He served on the University of Alabama Athletic Committee along with Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.

Zeigler served on the Alabama Public Service Commission and twice as delegate to the
Republican National Convention. He is married to Jackie Zeigler, longtime Principal of award-winning Mary B. Austin Elementary School in Mobile. Jackie was elected to the Alabama State Board of Education representing the seven counties in District 1. They have two college-age children: James Baldwin “Win” Zeigler and Mary Magdalene “Maggie” Zeigler.



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