Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for South Carolina Treasurer— incumbent Curtis Loftis Jr. (R) and Sarah Work (D) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
The Treasurer of South Carolina is an elected executive position in the South Carolina state government. As the state’s chief banking officer, the treasurer is responsible for the investment, cash management, and safekeeping of South Carolina’s general and restricted funds.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“My tenure as Treasurer has brought much needed and significant change to the office and it is now widely regarded as exceptionally capable and professional. The best practices are employed to manage, invest and custody approximately $45 billion. As State Treasurer, I am committed to reducing costs and eliminating waste and fraud for South Carolinians, including adopting new technologies for more efficient, secure electronic fund transfers.”
“Educating constituents from cradle to grave is a personal passion of mine. It is never to early to learn about the power of the dollar and understand how to save for your future or the future of those you love. I also think it is imperative that the state treasurer be able to do the math, understand monetary trends, engage in the broader world, and be open to new ideas and emerging technology. We can only move forward together if we seek to understand each other.”
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