Alan Wilson, a former assistant attorney general and assistant solicitor from Lexington County, is rolling out his campaign this week

Alan Wilson officially kicked off his campaign for South Carolina Attorney General this morning at the Columbia Chamber of Commerce building in Columbia.

Standing with his wife Jennifer, one-year-old son Michael, parents Joe and Roxanne, and other family members, Wilson began his speech by stating, “The reason I am standing here at this moment can be wrapped up in one word, and that word is: FAMILY.”

A former Assistant Attorney General and Assistant Solicitor from Lexington County, Wilson outlined the importance of having an Attorney General with the proven leadership to keep our families safe.

“On so many fronts, it is essential for us to have a continuity of vigilance in our struggle against all types of crime in South Carolina,” stated Wilson.

As a prosecutor at both the county and state level, Wilson has been vigilant in putting some of South Carolina’s worst and most violent criminals behind bars. He is also a Major in the South Carolina Army National Guard and is the recipient of one of South Carolina’s highest military honors, The Palmetto Cross, for his courage under fire as he led convoys through two insurgent attacks in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

While announcing his candidacy Wilson continued, “I decided to run this race because I want to do all I can to keep your family and mine safe, happy and secure in dangerous times.”

Throughout the course of the announcement, Wilson touched upon his background as a family man, a prosecutor, a military veteran, and an Assistant Attorney General.

Wilson will continue his announcement during a week-long tour of the state.

WILSON ANNOUNCEMENT TOUR DETAILS:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Wilson will continue his announcement tour by meeting and greeting voters in the upstate with the following events:
8:00 AM – Tommy’s Country Ham House, 214 Rutherford St., Greenville, SC

4:00 PM – Spartanburg Court House, 180 Magnolia St., Spartanburg, SC

6:00 PM – The Beacon, 255 John B White Sr. Blvd., Spartanburg, SC

Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wilson will swing through the Pee Dee and the Grand Strand with stops in Florence, Myrtle Beach, and Georgetown:
NOON – Red Bone Alley, 1903 Palmetto St., Florence, SC

4:30 PM – Liberty Tap Room, 7651 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC

7:00 PM – Maryville Social Hall, 2009 South Frasier St., Georgetown, SC

Friday, September 11, 2009

On Friday, Wilson will visit Charleston prior to campaigning at the Irmo-Summerville Football game.