While I was away on vacation this week, one of our community members was appointed Inspector General to uncover waste, fraud and mismanagement in state agencies. As I’ve shared before, the General Assembly has made strides the past few years in reducing pork and earmarks . That’s obviously a good thing. For state government to become even better stewards of your tax dollars, a focus is needed on inefficiencies and mismanagement. I believe Jim will provide a great service to our taxpayers; especially if he gets assistance from all parties and constituents throughout the state.

From The State:

Gov. Nikki Haley has appointed a replacement inspector general, Jim Martin, to head up her quest to uncover waste, fraud and mismanagement in state agencies… Martin, 63, is a former State Law Enforcement Division inspector who worked to halt voter fraud, purchasing fraud and other corruption before retiring in 1998.

Education: USC, master’s of business administration, 1973; Charleston Southern University, bachelor’s in business administration

Work experience: Datamaxx Applied Technologies, director of business development, 2001-2007; Paradigm 4, director of public safety, 1999-2000. Previously worked for the S.C. Law Enforcement Division, serving as director of the criminal justice information, communications system and regulatory services division and as special agent in charge of the agency’s administrative services division

Awards: Presented the Order of the Palmetto by Gov. David Beasley

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