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Spotlight: South Carolina AG Alan Wilson

Areas of focus since taking office have included:

  1. Partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in promoting the Blue Campaign. The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the DHS efforts to combat human trafficking. AG Wilson also created a Human Trafficking Task Force to help further strengthen these efforts.
  2. Blocking planned seismic testing and offshore drilling along the South Carolina coast by filing a motion to join a lawsuit against the federal government by 16 South Carolina cities and towns and the state Small Business Chamber of Commerce.
  3. Working closely with law enforcement associations to pass crucial public safety legislation, such as the Ashley Hall Bill and Emma’s Law.

Professional background: AG Wilson is serving his third term as South Carolina Attorney General. Prior to assuming office in 2011, AG Wilson practiced law at the Columbia firm Willoughby & Hoefer, P.A. Prior to entering private practice, AG Wilson served as an assistant AG in the South Carolina AG’s office and was an assistant solicitor in Lexington County. He also served in Iraq and is an officer in the JAG Corps of the South Carolina National Guard. Early in his career, AG Wilson worked for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.

Education: AG Wilson has a B.S. in political science from Francis Marion University, and he received a J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Personal: AG Wilson and his wife, Jennifer, have two young children, Michael and Anna Grace.