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Curtis Loftis was elected State Treasurer of South Carolina on November 2, 2010. He was the first person to ever defeat an incumbent Republican in a statewide primary.
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 also an avid outdoorsman. He loves to hunt, hike, camp, and work on his land in West Columbia. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Eastern & Western Europe, and Central America.
Andy Smith, formerly Deputy Treasurer, stepped up to the top spot in January 1997 after winning election as the county's Treasurer. Smith had 20 years of governmental accounting experience before he was elected, nine of those as a county employee.
He is a certified public accountant with an M.B.A. from Charleston Southern University and a B.S. in Accounting from Clemson University. Active in his community, Smith is a member of the Charleston Republican Party, the East Cooper Republican Men's Club, the Exchange Club of Charleston, the Charleston Area Citadel Club, the S.C. Association of CPA's, the Charleston Elks Club and Hibben United Methodist Church. He resides in Mount Pleasant with his wife, Donna, and son, Austin.