SC Attorney General Alan Wilson to address Columbia Rotary on June 8, 2015

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Jun 112015
 
DpkiwWdh_400x400On Monday, June 8, 2015, Columbia Rotary will welcome South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson to the podium.  Columbia Rotary meets on Mondays at 12:30PM at Seawell’s in Columbia.  Guests are welcomed and encouraged.  We’re expecting a large attendance so get there early for some lunch and Rotary fellowship.   Alan Wilson was elected South Carolina’s 51st Attorney General on November 2, 2010, and took office on January 12, 2011, becoming the nation’s youngest Attorney General. During his first term, Alan has focused on keeping South Carolina’s families safe, defending their freedom and protecting their futures. PROVEN LEADERSHIP He has assembled an unprecedented coalition consisting of the Attorney General’s office, the State Law Enforcement Division, every sheriff, the Police Chief’s Association, and all 16 solicitors. Together, they are actively advancing legislative priorities to ensure South Carolina is the safest place to live, work, and raise a family. This coalition has been successful in passing crucial public safety legislation, such as the Ashley Hall bill and Emma’s Law. As Attorney General, Alan has defended the Constitution and the laws of this state even if it means challenging the federal government. He has protected South Carolina’s right-to-work; helped lead the 26-state challenge to the federal health care mandate; and successfully safeguarded South Carolina’s voter identification and immigration laws in court. Alan works closely with other Attorneys General across the nation to protect the rule of law and defend the constitution on issues such as Obamacare, Dodd Frank, EPA overreach, Yucca Mountain, MOX Facility, Religious Freedom and many others. In 2012, Alan worked tirelessly with local legislators to strengthen South Carolina’s human trafficking laws. During that process, a Human Trafficking Task Force was established, which is chaired by the Attorney General’s office. Because of these efforts, South Carolina has gone from having one of the worst statues in the country, to one of the best. In November 2013, Alan was elected as Chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA). FAMILY VALUES Alan and his wife, Jennifer, have a six-year-old son, Michael, and a four-year-old daughter, Anna Grace. As a father and a family man, Alan’s desire to keep South Carolina safe is both personal and part of a values system instilled in him by his parents at a young age. As a member of Columbia’s First Presbyterian Church since his childhood, duty to God and country have been paramount to Alan and the entire Wilson Family. Alan is the grandson of two World War II veterans – his paternal grandfather flew planes over the Pacific as a Flying Tiger, while his maternal grandfather survived a sniper’s bullet in Okinawa. Alan’s mother Roxanne and his father Joe, who is a retired member of the South Carolina National Guard with 31 years of service, have passed the family tradition of serving a cause greater than one’s self onto Alan and his three brothers. Each brother is an Eagle Scout and currently serves in the military. MILITARY SERVICE Immediately following his graduation from Francis Marion University in 1996, Alan joined the South Carolina National Guard where his first assignment was as a platoon leader, commanding 36 fellow soldiers and millions of dollars worth of firepower as a field artillery officer. Today, he continues his military service by providing legal support for soldiers and assisting in the prosecution of military crimes as a Lt. Colonel in the Judge Advocate General Corps. 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. Picture and bio courtesy of www.wilsonforag.com

SC Attorney General Alan Wilson Visits Rotary Club of the Vista Night in Columbia

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Nov 102012
 

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson spoke to the Rotary Club of the Vista Night.  AG Wilson talked primarily about his continuing effort against sexual predators and his recent involvement with South Carolina’s new voter photo ID law and how it related to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Welcomes Alan Wilson, South Carolina Attorney General for Program

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Sep 252012
 

The guest speaker at the September 19, 2012 meeting of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo meeting was Alan Wilson, Attorney General for South Carolina. Alan talked about the functions of the office of Attorney General as well as a new initiative, the Public Integrity Unit, to better enforce ethics laws in our state. He is proposing the collaboration of investigative resources and information of five investigative agencies to better protect the integrity of this state. He indicated that the initiative does not advocate abolishing any state entity, but does advocate the sharing of resources to better serve the state.

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.

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