Curtis Loftis, Jr.
|Curtis Loftis, Jr.|
|South Carolina Treasurer|
Loftis is a native of Lexington County. In high school, he was active in sports and served as commander of the country's largest Naval JROTC unit. He graduated from the University of South Carolina where he was president of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and president of the student senate.
Loftis ran a local pest control business before his election as state treasurer. He established a private charity, the Saluda Charitable Foundation, that "focuses its giving on the education, nutrition and medical care of children, especially those with diabetes."
- BA, University of South Carolina
South Carolina Treasurer (2010 - Present)
Loftis was elected in 2010 with a number of other Tea Party candidates across the country. He ran on the promise of bringing accountability and transparency to the position. Upon assuming office, he became the first statewide officeholder in the nation to post his entire work calendar on-line (available here) and refused a state-issued car.
As treasurer, Loftis serves as the chairman of the State Board of Financial Institutions, vice chairman of the State Budget & Control Board, vice chairman of the South Carolina Tobacco Authority, vice chairman of the South Carolina Education Authority, and a member of the South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission.
Loftis is a member of the Saluda-Ternopil board of directors and Doctors on Missions. He lives in West Columbia and is a member of First Baptist Church.
- South Carolina Treasury website
- SC Treasurer's Transparency Center
- Loftis' official biography
- Loftis' biography on Project VoteSmart
- Treasurer Loftis on Twitter
- Loftis on Facebook
- Treasurer Loftis' flickr photostream
- Treasurer Loftis' YouTube channel
- ↑ New York Times, "The tea party's not-so-civil war," January 12, 2012
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Curtis Loftis.com, "Meet Curtis," accessed January 16, 2012
- ↑ South Carolina Treasurer, "Meet the treasurer," accessed January 16, 2012
- ↑ St. Andrews Patch, "S.C. Treasurer Risks Tea Party Base to Back Romney," December 14, 2011