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.