SCGOP Director Takes Job With Curtis Loftis
S.C. Republican Party executive director Alex Stroman has resigned his post with the party to take a position in the office of State Treasurer Curtis Loftis.
Stroman, 24, will serve as Loftis’ communications director.
“I’m excited to rejoin Treasurer Loftis’ team as he fights to bring transparency and accountability to state government,” Stroman said in an email to party officials obtained by FITS.
Stroman was a staffer on Loftis’ 2010 campaign.
“Curtis has so much potential,” one party source told FITS. “And Alex is one of the few people who ‘get’ him. It’s a positive thing. It will be good to see Curtis’ press operation improve, too.”
Loftis has been involved in several high-profile battles since taking office in 2011. Most notably he has waged a one-man war against corruption and incompetence at the S.C. Retirement System Investment Commission (SCRSIC), which manages the state’s $25 billion retirement fund.
He’s made some powerful enemies in the process, too, including several who have launched broadsides against him in the mainstream media. Stroman should be able to help him on that front.
SCGOP chairman Matt Moore told FITS Stroman is “an extremely talented guy.”
“I wish him the best,” Moore added.
It’s not immediately clear who will replace Stroman at the party, which has been suffering from severe financial strains in recent months.