The following image is from the front page of the South Carolina State Treasurer’s web site.
NOT candidate Converse Chellis’ website, but the official online presence of the State Treasurer.
“…a common-sense conservative approach to government?”
“Treasurer Chellis discusses why stimulus was a mistake?”
These are campaign points, not policies. Check out that “Twelve Point Plan” and see if it doesn’t smell like a stump speech.
This appears to be a misuse of state funds and facilities and wouldn’t be the first time Mr. Chellis has been loose with ethics rules. I wrote just ten days ago that the Treasurer was using his Deputy, Mr. Scott Malyerck to assist in his campaign.
So, if Converse Chellis will be this cavalier with state resources, what else might be going on in the Office of the State Treasurer?
According to the website:
The State Treasurer’s Office is responsible for the investment, cash management, and safekeeping of the State’s general and restricted funds and a portion of the assets of the South Carolina Retirement Systems. We also provide fiscal management services, which include receipt and disbursement of all funds, coordination of all banking services, issuance and maintenance of all State debt and trusteeship of unclaimed property. We work with and communicate regularly with the State’s credit rating agencies to keep issuance of the State’s debt so as to achieve the highest credit rating possible.
“The State Treasurer’s Office is responsible for the investment, cash management, and safekeeping of the State’s general and restricted funds and a portion of the assets of the South Carolina Retirement Systems.”
So, any of you willing to send ol’ Converse off to Starbucks with a twenty and expect him to give you back your change?