Curtis Loftis, Jr.
|Curtis Loftis, Jr.|
|South Carolina Treasurer|
|Years in position||4|
|Predecessor||Converse Chellis (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Loftis is running for re-election in 2014.
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 (2011 - 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 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 running for a second term as state treasurer in the 2014 election. His announcement ended a period of deliberation over a potential bid to challenge incumbent Nikki Haley in the 2014 Republican primary for governor. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.
Loftis won election as South Carolina Treasurer unopposed on November 2, 2010.
|South Carolina Treasurer, 2010|
|Election Results Via: South Carolina State Election Commission|
Comprehensive donor information for Loftis is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Loftis raised a total of $988,222 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 11, 2013.
|Curtis Loftis, Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History|
|Grand Total Raised||$988,222|
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|Curtis Loftis, Jr.'s Campaign Contributions|
South Carolina Treasurer
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$392,953 (Rep-Primary)|
|Top 5 contributors||Curtis Loftis||$649,730|
|Hope Full Holdings LLC||%6,000|
|Nexsen Pruet Adams Kleemeier||$4,211|
|Curis M Loftis, Sr.||$3,552|
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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.
- Official campaign website
- 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
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- New York Times, "The tea party's not-so-civil war," January 12, 2012
- Curtis Loftis "Meet Curtis" Accessed November 4, 2012
- WPDE News, "SC State Treasurer won't run for governor," January 25, 2013
- 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
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- Follow the Money, " Career fundraising for Curtis Loftis," accessed May 11, 2013
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Converse Chellis (R)
|South Carolina Treasurer
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