Richard Eckstrom

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Richard Eckstrom
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South Carolina Comptroller General
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
2014
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$92,007
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Carolina
Master'sUniversity of South Carolina School of Business
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Service branchSouth Carolina State Guard
Websites
Office website
Richard Eckstrom (b. 1948) is the current Republican South Carolina Comptroller General. He was first elected in 2002, and was re-elected in 2006 and 2010. He ran for re-election.[1][2] Richard Eckstrom won the general election on November 4, 2014.
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Biography

Eckstrom is a CPA. Prior to being elected treasurer, he was a practicing CPA with an international accounting firm. Eckstrom is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. Following his graduation in 1970, he was commissioned in the Navy and conducted Oceanographic Research for three years. Upon completion of military service, he earned an MBA and a Master of Accountancy from the University of South Carolina School of Business. While a graduate student he also joined the Navy Reserve, retiring as a Captain in 1995. Eckstrom is a Brigadier General in the South Carolina State Guard.[1]

Education

  • University of South Carolina
  • MBA and a Master of Accountancy from the University Of South Carolina School Of Business[1]

Political career

South Carolina Comptroller (2002-Present)

Eckstrom was first elected as South Carolina Comptroller General in 2002, and was re-elected in 2006 and 2010. He ran for re-election in 2014.[1][2]

South Carolina Treasurer (1994-1998)

From 1994 to 1998, Eckstrom served as State Treasurer. Eckstrom is the first CPA to hold the financial positions of treasurer or comptroller general.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: South Carolina down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Eckstrom ran for re-election to the office of South Carolina Comptroller General. Eckstrom won the unopposed Republican nomination in the primary on June 10. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[2]

Results

General election
South Carolina Controller, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Eckstrom Incumbent 59.8% 728,549
     Democratic Kyle Herbert 40.1% 489,066
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 693
Total Votes 1,218,308
Election Results via South Carolina State Election Commission.

2010

Eckstrom won re-election as Comptroller General in the November 2, 2010 election.[3]

South Carolina Comptroller General, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Ekstrom Incumbent 56.5% 746,841
     Democratic Robert Barber 43.4% 574,302
     Write-In Various 0.1% 719
Total Votes 1,321,862
Election Results Via: South Carolina Board of Elections

2006

On November 7, 2006, Richard Eckstrom won re-election to the office of South Carolina Comptroller General. He defeated Drew Theodore (D) in the general election.

South Carolina Comptroller General, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Eckstrom Incumbent 53.3% 571,454
     Democratic Drew Theodore 46.7% 501,122
     Write-In Various 0% 373
Total Votes 1,072,949
Election Results Via: South Carolina State Election Commission

2002

On November 5, 2002, Richard A. Eckstrom won election to the office of South Carolina Comptroller General. He defeated Jim Lander (D) in the general election.

South Carolina Comptroller General, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard A. Eckstrom 54.5% 583,079
     Democratic Jim Lander 45.4% 485,748
     Write-In Various 0% 283
Total Votes 1,069,110
Election Results Via: South Carolina State Election Commission

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