South Carolina down ballot state executive elections, 2014
June 10, 2014
November 4, 2014
Governor • Lt. Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General
Treasurer, Comptroller, Superintendent of Education, Commissioner of Agriculture, Adjutant General
Superintendent of Education
- 1 Treasurer
- 2 Comptroller
- 3 Auditor
- 4 Superintendent
- 5 Agriculture Commissioner
- 6 Adjutant General
- 7 See also
- 8 References
|Office||Incumbent||Assumed Office||Incumbent running?||General Election Candidates||2015 Winner||Partisan Switch?|
|Treasurer||Curtis Loftis, Jr.
||2011||Yes||Curtis Loftis, Jr.||Curtis Loftis, Jr.||No|
|Comptroller General||Richard Eckstrom
||2002||Yes|| Richard Eckstrom
|Superintendent of Education||Mick Zais
||2011||No|| Molly Mitchell Spearman
|Molly Mitchell Spearman||No|
|Commissioner of Agriculture||Hugh Weathers
||2005||Yes|| Hugh Weathers
|Adjutant General||Robert E. Livingston, Jr.
||2011||Yes||Robert E. Livingston, Jr.||Robert E. Livingston, Jr.||No|
The treasurer is the chief banker of the state of South Carolina, responsible for the investment, cash management, and safekeeping of the state's general and restricted funds and assets of the state's retirement systems.
The treasurer is a member of the following state boards and commissions:
- State Budget & Control Board
- South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission
- State Board of Financial Institutions
- South Carolina Tobacco Authority
- South Carolina Education Authority
The mission of the Comptroller General's office is to "Serve the Legislature, Judiciary, Executive offices, state agencies, and the citizens of South Carolina by providing centralized payroll and vendor payment processing and centralized accounting and reporting of financial data in accordance with the statewide program budget structure mandated by the General Assembly and in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)."
The main duties of the office include:
- supervising the state's spending
- keeping the state's books
- maintaining accounting controls over state agencies
- processing all payrolls for state employees, vouchers for bills owed by the state and interdepartmental payments between state agencies
The Adjutant General serves as head of the Military Department of the state, and is in charge of the South Carolina Army and Air National Guard, Emergency Management Division, the State Guard, Youth Challenge, and AmeriCorps.
- National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
- Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
- Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
- Treasurer.SC.gov, "Meet the treasurer," accessed October 13, 2011
- Cg.SC.gov, "Office of the Comptroller General: Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Accountability Report (page 4)," retrieved October 13, 2011
State of South Carolina
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