Curtis Loftis - Republican

Curtis M. Loftis, Jr. is the state’s Chief Financial Officer and essentially the state's "private banker." He is the custodian of more than $40 billion in State funds, including the state’s five statutorily established pension funds. He serves as Vice Chairman of the State Budget and Control Board, an executive body that provides oversight to such statewide policy matters as property, procurement and debt. He is the Chairman of the Board of Financial Institutions, which supervises state chartered financial institutions and supervises mortgage originators and lenders, finance companies, payday lenders, and title lenders, and is a member of the South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission which manages the $28 billion retirement fund’s investments.

Mr. Loftis was elected State Treasurer in 2010, winning all 46 counties in his first bid for public office. Mr. Loftis operates several businesses and is the founder and sole benefactor of the Saluda Charitable Foundation, a charity operating on three continents. He is a resident of West Columbia, SC and is a 1981 graduate of the University of South Carolina.