|U.S. House, Ohio, District 6|
|Ohio House of Representatives|
|1996 - 2004|
|Date of birth||January 18, 1943|
|Place of birth||Saint Clairesville, OH|
|Profession||Owner, Wilson Realty Company|
Wilson earned his B.A. from Ohio University. He also graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1966. From 1961 to 1965, he worked as a welder, painter, and assembly line worker. He has been the President of Wilson Funeral and Furniture Company Incorporated since 1966. He has also been the owner of Wilson Realty Company since 1979.
The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Ohio in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013. Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.
|U.S. House, Ohio District 6 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bill Johnson Incumbent||53.3%||164,536|
|Source: Ohio Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Ohio's 6th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012|
Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership
According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Rep. Wilson voted with the House Democratic leadership 97.3% of the time. That same analysis also reported that he had voted with party leadership 98.5% of the time in 2010.
Washington Post Analysis
A separate analysis from The Washington Post, concluded that he voted 98.1% of the time with the majority of rank-and-file Democrats in the House of Representatives.
|United States House of Representatives, 2012 - Charlie Wilson Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$2,026,754|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$2,007,027|
|Top contributors to Charlie Wilson's campaign committee|
|Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$10,750|
|Amalgamated Transit Union||$10,000|
|American Assn for Justice||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Public Sector Unions||$62,750|
|Building Trade Unions||$56,000|
Charlie Wilson was accused of "extreme cruelty" by his ex-wife in their 1990 divorce records. Wilson denied the charges of "extreme cruelty" but did admit to abuse in the forms of kicking and striking his wife and accusing her of adultery.
The record focuses on a particular incident in which Mrs. Wilson refused to comply to demands that she resign from the board of the American Heart Association. It states the following, "Charles’ anger arose at his wife’s daring to oppose his demands. He jumped out of his chair and grabbed her about the neck as he slammed her into the refrigerator. He then grabbed her about both arms, shaking her as they both went over to the kitchen counter which struck Mrs. Wilson with enough force to take the breath out of her.
Wilson was single and had four children.
- The Hill, "Former Rep. Charlie Wilson will seek rematch in Ohio
- Washingtonpost.com, "Ex-US Rep. Charlie Wilson of Ohio dies at 70 after stroke; 1st elected in write-in campaign" April 15, 2013
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Ohio," accessed November 11, 2012
- Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012," accessed April 25, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
- A Line of Sight, "2010 House Dem Voting Report" (timed out)
- Washington Post, "U.S. Congress Votes Database, 111th Congress"
- Open Secrets, " 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 2013
- The Washington Free Beacon, "Divorce Records Haunt Ohio Democrat," September 17, 2012