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Attorney General

South Carolina

Republican

Current

starts 01/12/2011

Biography

Alan Wilson was elected South Carolina’s Fifty-First Attorney General on November 2, 2010 and took office on January 12, 2011 becoming the nation’s youngest Attorney General.
This marks his third stint in the office. Previously, he served as a prosecution division intern under Charlie Condon and as an Assistant Attorney General under Henry McMaster.
As South Carolina’s Attorney General, Wilson is the state’s chief prosecutor, chief securities officer, and the state’s chief legal counsel. The office is comprised of more than sixty attorneys who manage nearly 8,000 active case files.
Wilson’s has focused on keeping our families safe and defending the Constitution.
He has assembled an unprecedented coalition consisting of the Attorney General’s office, the State Law Enforcement Division, all 46 sheriffs and all 16 solicitors. They are actively advancing legislative priorities to ensure South Carolina is the safest place to live, work, and raise a family.
As Attorney General, Wilson has also defended the Constitution and the laws of this state. He has protected South Carolina’s right-to-work and helped lead the 26-state challenge to the federal health care mandate.
He is engaged in ongoing litigation in state and federal courts defending South Carolina’s voter identification and immigration laws, the state’s ports, and its energy interests at Yucca Mountain.
Prior to his election, Wilson served as an Assistant Solicitor and as an Assistant Attorney General before entering private practice with the Columbia firm of Willoughby & Hoefer, P.A. He began his legal career working for the late Judge Marc H. Westbrook.
Growing up, public service was paramount in the Wilson household. Alan and his three brothers have all achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. All four presently serve our nation in uniform.
Wilson joined the National Guard immediately after graduating from college. He was called to serve in Iraq where he earned the Combat Action Badge for leading troops through enemy fire. Today, he continues his service as a Major in the Judge Advocate General Corps where he provides legal support for soldiers and assists in the prosecution of military crimes.
He is a graduate of Francis Marion University and the University of South Carolina School of Law. Wilson and his wife, Jennifer, have two young children, Michael and Anna Grace.

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