From successfully prosecuting some of South Carolina’s worst and most violent criminals to leading convoys in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Alan Wilson has the proven leadership and experience to continue making South Carolina the best and safest place to live, work and raise a family.
A proven prosecutor with a record of keeping South Carolina’s streets clean and our tax dollars safe, Alan first discovered his love of the courtroom while working for the late Judge Marc H. Westbrook.
Since that time, Alan has spent countless hours as both an Assistant Solicitor in Lexington County and Assistant Attorney General with the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office. During his career, Alan has prosecuted crimes across South Carolina including violent crimes, white collar crime, public corruption, DUI, domestic violence and child abuse.
Alan and his wife, Jennifer, have a two-year-old son, Michael, and a six-month 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.
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. During his 13 years in the National Guard, Alan has been promoted to the rank of Major and received the Combat Action Badge for service in Iraq.
Today, Alan is still active with the South Carolina National Guard. He currently serves as a Judge Advocate General where he provides legal support for soldiers and prosecutes military crimes. He works at Willoughby and Hoefer, a civil litigation firm in Columbia, SC.