Alan Wilson was elected South Carolina’s 51st attorney general in 2010 and took office in January of 2011. He was re-elected to a second term in November 2014, a third term in November 2018, and a fourth term in November 2022. His focus has been on following the rule of law and keeping South Carolina a safe place to live, work, and to raise a family.
Being attorney general marks his third stint in the office. Previously, he served as a prosecution 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 chief legal counsel. The attorney general’s office is comprised of almost 300 employees and nearly 90 attorneys who manage approximately 8,000 active case files.
Wilson 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 status; helped lead the 26-state challenge to the federal health care mandate; challenged the EPA on the Clean Power Plan and Waters of the U.S.; and successfully safeguarded South Carolina’s voter identification and immigration laws in court. Wilson 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 Liberty and many others.
He’s also been in the National Guard for the last 23 years, including being deployed to Iraq where he led troops through enemy fire and earned the Combat Action Badge. He’s now the South Carolina Army National Guard’s Judge Advocate General.
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.