CONVERSE CHELLIS III

--Age: 66

--Family: Wife, Sharon; daughter, Tiffany; and son, Converse IV

--Residence: Summerville

--Occupation: State treasurer

--Education: Bachelor of science degree, The Citadel, 1965

--Public offices: State representative, state treasurer

--Website: Treasurerchellis.com

--Contact: 864 979-2799, michael@treasurerchellis.com

CURTIS LOFTIS

--Age: 51

--Family: Divorced

--Residence: West Columbia

--Occupation: Business owner, chairman of Saluda Charitable Foundation

--Education: University of South Carolina, 1981

--Public offices: Former director, S.C. Office on Aging, former director of transparency in the Comptroller General's Office

--Website: www.curtisloftis.com

--Contact: 803-936-9046, curtis@curtisloftis.com