State treasurer set to speak at GOP meeting

EASLEY — South Carolina State Treasurer Curtis Loftis will be the guest speaker at the January Pickens County Republican Party monthly meeting.

County GOP vice chairman Rick Tate invited Loftis to speak Thursday night, Jan. 19, at Easley First Wesleyan Church. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. As with all Pickens County Republican Party meetings, the public is invited to attend.

Since being elected as state treasurer in 2010, Loftis has worked to build awareness of problems affecting South Carolina’s pension program. His exposure of mismanagement within the system has put him at odds with lawmakers and the Retirement System Investment Commission. The South Carolina State Treasurer’s Office has made information available for all people interested in the future funding of the State’s retirement program.