Joe Wilson

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Not to be confused with Joseph Wilson, Addison Graves (Joe) Wilson is the Republican "representing" the 2nd Congressional District of South Carolina District 2.

Wilson was born on July 31, 1947 in Charleston, S.C. He received his B.A. in 1969 from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., 1969 and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1972. His military service includes United States Army Reserves, 1972-1975 and the South Carolina Army National Guard.



  • lawyer, private practice.
  • Deputy General Counsel, Department of Energy, 1981-1982.
  • staff for United States Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina.
  • staff for United States Representative Floyd Spence of South Carolina.

Public Service

  • member of the South Carolina state senate, 1984-2001.
  • elected to Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Floyd Spence.
  • reelected to the two succeeding Congresses to present.

Anti-Environmental Voting Record

Wilson voted against the environment on five recent important legialative roll call votes: Energy (House R.C. 132); Artic Refuge (House R.C. 666); Environmental Funding (House R.C. 88); Coastal Protection (House R.C. 192) and Fuel Efficiency (House R.C. 121).

Health Industry Lobbyist

Wilson has accepted large political contributions from those apposed to Universal Health Care or a government option for medical insurance[1]. During a speech by President Obama, he acted as a shill, yelling "You lie!"[2], for which he both apologized and was denounced.

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