Alan McCrory Wilson (born July 16, 1973) is an American attorney and politician, currently serving as the 51st Attorney General of South Carolina. He is a member of the Republican party.
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 then married 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 his last name. Along with his three brothers, Alan was an Eagle Scout.
Wilson graduated from Francis Marion University with a Bachelor's degree in political science in 1996, and received a J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2002.
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.
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.
Parnell Diggs is a Democratic candidate for South Carolina Attorney General in the 2014 elections.
Diggs was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of South Carolina.
Diggs has been President of the S.C. chapter of the National Federation of the Blind since 2000 and was elected to the federation's national board in 2007.
After graduating from law school in 1997, Diggs opened a private law firm in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Since 2000, he has served as President of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina.