Curtis M. Loftis, Jr. was elected State Treasurer of South Carolina on November 2, 2010. A native of Lexington County and graduate of the University of South Carolina, Curtis is also a successful small business owner and the founder and benefactor of The Saluda Charitable Foundation.
Curtis is a strong fiscal conservative and passionate advocate of the taxpayer. He was elected on the promise to protect state funds by working to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse and bring transparency and accountability to state government, and since taking office he has worked everyday to keep that promise. Some of his notable efforts include: posting his entire work calendar and all travel expenses online; posting important financial reports, records, and documents online; refusing a state-issued car, instead opting to drive his own car to and from the office; forcing the State Budget and Control Board meetings to a larger venue to allow for greater public access; and conducting the first audit of the State Treasurer’s Office since 1988.
No matter who it makes uncomfortable, Curtis is committed to transparency, accountability and efficiency in government and will do whatever is necessary to protect the state’s taxpayer dollars.