Alan Wilson (South Carolina politician)
|Attorney General of South Carolina|
January 12, 2011
|Preceded by||Henry McMaster|
|Born||July 16, 1973|
|Alma mater||Francis Marion University
University of South Carolina,
Early Life and education 
Wilson was born Alan McCrory. His father, Michael McCrory, was an Army captain and Vietnam veteran. He was killed in 1975 in a helicopter crash during a training exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Wilson's mother, Roxanne Dusenbury McCrory, went on to marry Joe Wilson, who currently serves as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 2nd congressional district. Joe Wilson adopted Alan when he was three, and Alan took on his last name, becoming Alan Wilson. Along with his three brothers, Alan was an Eagle Scout.
Legal career 
Wilson served as an intern in the Attorney General's office under Charlie Condon. After law school, he worked for Judge Marc H. Westbrook, and later as an Assistant Solicitor and as an Assistant Attorney General. In 2009, he moved to the private sector and started working at the law firm Willoughby & Hoefer in Columbia, SC.
2010 campaign 
Henry McMaster did not run for reelection as Attorney General, choosing instead to run for governor, as incumbent Mark Sanford was term limited. Wilson won the GOP nomination in a runoff election on June 22, 2010, receiving 60 percent of the vote against his opponent Leighton Lord. Wilson defeated Democrat Matthew Richardson and Green Party candidate Leslie Minerd in the general election on November 2.
Investigation of campaign contributions 
In 2013, it was reported that Alan Wilson failed to comply with state ethics disclosure laws by not reporting at least 84 contributions and expenditures on required public reports. In February 2013, Wilson originally admitted his campaign failed to disclose and report receiving at least 15 separate contributions of unknown amounts. A further investigation completed in March 2013 revealed at least 68 unreported contributions and 16 unreported expenditures. As the errors were self reported and the reports were subsequently re-filed, Wilson will not face any penalties.
Personal life 
Wilson and his wife, Jennifer, have two children.
Military service 
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- "Joe Wilson's son wins runoff for AG". Associated Press. Associated Press. June 22, 2010. Retrieved June 19, 2011.
- Smith, Glenn (November 3, 2010). "Wilson easily wins AG post in 1st bid". The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC).
-  "SC Attorney General Didn't Report Campaign Contributions", The Columbia Free Times, February 21, 2013
-  "SC Attorney General discovers $134,000 in unreported contributions, expenses," The State Newspaper, March 22, 2013
|Attorney General of South Carolina