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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.)

District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: Pine Ridge town judge, 1974-76; Republican nominee for S.C. Senate, 1976; Springdale town judge, 1977-80; S.C. Senate, 1985-2001; U.S. House of Representatives, 2001-present
Born: July 31, 1947; Charleston, S.C.
Residence: Springdale
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Roxanne Wilson; four children
Education: Washington and Lee U., B.A. 1969; U. of South Carolina, J.D. 1972
Military Service: Army Reserve, 1972-75; S.C. National Guard, 1975-2003
Start of Service: Elected: 2001 (7th full term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Emerging Threats and Capabilities - Chairman; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Education & the Workforce (Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions); Foreign Affairs (Middle East & North Africa; Terrorism, Nonproliferation & Trade)

Election History
2014generalJoe Wilson (R) 121,64962.4
Phil Black (D) 68,71935.3
Harold Geddings (LAB) 4,1582.1
2012generalJoe Wilson (R) 196,11696.3
2010generalJoe Wilson (R) 138,86153.5
Rob Miller (D) 113,62543.8
Eddie McCain (LIBERT) 4,2281.6
Marc Beaman (CNSTP) 2,8561.1
2008generalJoe Wilson (R) 184,58353.7
Rob Miller (D) 158,62746.2
2006generalJoe Wilson (R) 127,81162.6
Michael Ellisor (D) 76,09037.3
2004generalJoe Wilson (R) 181,86265.0
Michael Ellisor (D) 93,24933.3
Steve Lefemine (CNSTP) 4,4471.6
2002generalJoe Wilson (R) 144,14984.1
Mark Whittington (UC) 17,18910.0
James Legg (LIBERT) 9,6505.6
2001specialJoe Wilson (R) 40,35573.1
Brent Weaver (D) 14,03425.4
Warren Eilertson (LIBERT) 4200.8
Steve Lefemine (CNSTP) 4040.7
Roll Call Vitals


South Carolina is 12th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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