Auditor: Ziegler wins, will face Joseph

State Auditor Jim Zeigler has won the GOP nomination as he seeks a second term in office.

Zeigler defeated two opponents in his Republican primary Tuesday — Jefferson County minister, Stan Cooke, and Elliot Lipinsky, a state prosecutor in west Alabama.

Zeigler portrayed himself as a conservative who fights waste and corruption in government.

Now he’ll face Miranda Karrine Joseph, an internal auditor who was unopposed for the Democratic nomination for auditor.