The McCormick County Republican Party will sponsor an Italian dinner at 6 p.m. March 13 at the Long Cane Center in Hickory Knob State Resort Park.
The evening will include several informative speakers. The featured speaker is State Treasurer Curtis Loftis. Loftis is a native of Lexington County and a graduate of the University of South Carolina. He is a business owner and, in 2000, Loftis founded – and is a benefactor – of the Saluda Charitable Foundation, which focuses on aiding education, nutrition and medical care to children, especially those with disabilities.
The state treasurer is the “private broker” for South Carolina. He is responsible for the investment, cash management and safe keeping of the State’s general and restricted funds and the assets of the South Carolina retirement system. He is responsible for $40 billion in state assets. Loftis is also vice-chairman of the State Budget and Control Board.
Loftis is expected to speak on the effects of the Affordable Care Act on South Carolina finances and other pertinent topics.
Also speaking will be Sheri Few. She is a candidate for South Carolina Superintendent of Schools and was the South Carolina director for Michelle Bachman’s 2012 presidential bid. She is also president of Parents Involved in Education, a nonprofit founded in 2000. She hopes to lead a return to education principles that worked in this country for more than a century.
State Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore will also speak, and RNC representative, Hope Walker will give her insights into the upcoming mid-term elections.
The meal for the evening is lasagna, salad, garlic bread, tea and dessert. Tickets are $20 each and can be obtained by contacting Ruth Obermeyer at (864) 391-3321 or Cathy Gibbons at (864) 391-8671.