Wednesday, January 8, 2020

WCRW Invite Public to Meet Miss. State Autitor Shad White - Jan. 20

On Monday January 20th, the Winston County Republican Women will host State Auditor Shad White as their speaker. Auditor White will be giving an update on the duties of his office and accomplishments during his service.

 The meeting will be held at Lake Tiak O’Khata, and the public is invited to attend. The meeting is set to begin at 6:00 PM. Guest are encouraged to arrive early or call ahead to order from the menu.

Shad White grew up in Sandersville, Mississippi, in a blue-collar family. His father and grandfather were oilfield pumpers, and his mother and grandmother were teachers. On the weekends, his father was music minister at their small country church, and his mother played the organ. Today his father serves as mayor of their small town. Shad went on to earn degrees from the University of Mississippi, the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and Harvard Law School.

 Governor Phil Bryant appointed Shad as State Auditor in 2018. Shad quickly established a tough, no-nonsense reputation. Prior to becoming Auditor, Shad served as a special prosecutor, won ethics cases against politicians who broke the law, and earned a certificate in forensic accounting (the use of accounting to discover fraud) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Drawing on that experience, the Auditor's office made multiple notable arrests in Shad's first year in office. The amount of stolen or misspent public money demanded back for the taxpayers increased by millions under Shad's leadership. The Auditor's office pursued aggressive consequences for embezzlers regardless of whether they were Republicans or Democrats. Shad was elected with no opposition to a full four-year term in 2019.Today Shad, his wife Rina and their daughter live in Rankin County and are faithful members at St. Richard Church.