Lucien Smith, Republican candidate for Mississippi Treasurer, today filed a finance report showing he raised $456,664 to date and has $427,476 cash-on-hand.

The report, filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office shows $200,115 raised in the first four months of 2011.

“I am grateful for the wide range of support from hundreds who have put their confidence in our campaign,” Smith said. “It is clear that our vision for controlling spending, reducing our state’s debt, and keeping taxes low is resonating with voters across the state.”

In addition to having been a Budget Advisor to Governor Barbour, Smith is a Certified Public Funds Investment Manager, a designation conferred by the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada, based on an examination of fiscal issues facing state and local treasurer’s offices. In December 2010, Smith left the Governor’s office for private practice, and is currently Counsel at Balch and Bingham LLP.

Lucien Smith Press Release