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“SOUTH CAROLINA NEEDS AN EXPERIENCED CPA WITH INTEGRITY”

Columbia, SC – Kyle Herbert, Democrat Nominee for Comptroller General today issued a challenge to Richard Eckstrom, the incumbent Comptroller General, to a CPA debate.

“I believe that our state’s top accountant should be an experienced CPA. I am. I am also a Certified Management Accountant with an MBA from the Citadel. I also believe that our state’s top accountant should have ethics and integrity, qualities that I feel Mr. Eckstrom is lacking,” said Herbert.

Herbert stated, “I would like to know if Mr. Eckstrom understands what it is to be a CPA and does he have the ability and integrity to continue as our state’s top accountant.” Herbert would like to challenge Eckstrom on his accounting skills and practices as they relate to serving as Comptroller General.

“First, we have to establish if Mr. Eckstrom is still considered a CPA.

According to the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Mr. Eckstrom’s CPA certification has lapsed twice, once on December 31, 2006 and again on January 31, 2013.

Secondly, we have to wonder if Mr. Eckstrom understands accounting,” said Herbert.

On two separate occasions he has filed the important State’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report late.

South Carolinians need to know that an experienced CPA with integrity is in this important accounting position. Herbert is hoping to have the CPA debate next month.

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