|42nd Auditor of Mississippi|
|Assumed office |
July 16, 2018
Tate Reeves (Elect)
|Preceded by||Stacey E. Pickering|
Shadrack Tucker White
September 22, 1985
Sandersville, Mississippi, U.S.
|Education||University of Mississippi (BA)|
St John's College, Oxford (MS)
Harvard University (JD)
Shadrack Tucker White (born September 22, 1985) is an American politician serving as the 42nd State Auditor of Mississippi. He previously served as Director of the Mississippi Justice Institute. A Republican, White was appointed by Phil Bryant on July 16, 2018.
Early life and education
White was born on September 22, 1985, in Sandersville, Mississippi. White's father, Charles Robert White, and grandfather, Charles Raymond White, were oilfield pumpers. His mother, Emily Morgan White, was a public school art teacher. White grew up in Sandersville, Mississippi, and attended Sandersville Elementary and Northeast Jones High School. He was a Lindy-Callahan Scholar-Athlete for the state in 2004.
White attended the University of Mississippi and received an undergraduate degree in economics and political science in 2008. He worked for The Pew Charitable Trusts from 2008-2009 as a State Policy Fellow. In 2008, White was named a Rhodes Scholar. He studied economic and social history at St John's College, Oxford, earning a Master of Science degree, and rowed crew. In 2010, White's home county named March 24 "Shad White Day." "
In 2010, White worked as Policy and Research Director for Alan Nunnelee's successful campaign for Congress. White was later hired by Phil Bryant to work as Director of Policy in Bryant's office while Bryant was serving as Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi. In 2015, White again worked for Bryant as campaign manager for Bryant's re-election campaign.
From 2016 to 2017, White worked as a litigation attorney at Butler Snow, LLP, in Ridgeland, Mississippi. During that time, he also served as a special prosecutor in Rankin County, Mississippi. In December 2017, White was named as the director of the Mississippi Justice Institute. While White served as Director, the Mississippi Justice Institute successfully defended the constitutionality of charter schools in Mississippi in a trial court and won an Open Meetings Act case against the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors and Natchez city government.
On July 6, 2018, Governor Phil Bryant appointed White to serve as Mississippi's State Auditor following the resignation of Stacey Pickering. White is the first millennial to serve in a statewide office in the Deep South.
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Stacey E. Pickering
| Auditor of Mississippi