Former Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Assistant Commissioner Hobbie Sealy qualified Monday, February 3rd, as a candidate for State Auditor in the Republican Primary.

Prior to his appointment to the Conservation post by Governor Bob Riley in 2007, Sealy served for 21 years with the active Air Force, retiring with the rank of Colonel. Following his military career, he was Director of Marketing for the United Services Automobile Association (USAA), and a tax accountant for Sievers and Company in Wetumpka.

A native of Montgomery, Sealy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from the University of Alabama.

“I feel that I bring the kind of hands-on professional experience, academic training and management skills developed in the military, private industry, and government service, that will strengthen the office of State Auditor and help protect the $2 billion in state property handled by that office,” said Sealy.

“I have worked directly in this field for many years, and I look forward to providing the kind of service the people of our state expect and deserve, and the kind they have received for the past eight years under the leadership of State Auditor Sam Shaw,” he added.

Sealy is a conservative Republican and has been active in the party’s activities for many years. He is a long-time member of both the Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee and the Republican Club of Central Alabama, in which he served as Vice President before resigning to take the position of Assistant Commissioner.

Hobbie and his wife, Brenda, have a daughter, Emily Kathryn, who is married to John Chapman Wilson, and a granddaughter, Sealy Kate Wilson. Hobbie also has two sons, Braxton and Bradley Sealy, from a previous marriage.

Logo courtesy Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

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