Joe Wilson

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Joe Wilson
Joe Wilson.jpeg
U.S. House, South Carolina, District 2
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
PredecessorFloyd Spence (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedDecember 18, 2001
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$10,149,806
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
South Carolina State Senate
1984-­2001
Education
Bachelor'sWashington and Lee University
J.D.University of South Carolina
Military service
Service/branchSouth Carolina Army National Guard
Service branchUnited States Army Reserves
Years of service1972-1975
Personal
BirthdayJuly 31, 1947
Place of birthCharleston, South Carolina
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$696,003
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Addison Graves Wilson, Sr. (b. July 31, 1947) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of South Carolina. Wilson was first elected by voters from South Carolina's 2nd congressional district in 2001. He won re-election in 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Wilson is a "far-right Republican leader".[1]

Biography

Graves was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He earned his B.A. from Washington and Lee University in 1969, and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1972.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Wilson serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Wilson served on the following committees:[4]

Issues

Political positions

A February 2012 analysis by National Journal found that out of the 435 members of the House of Representatives, Wilson ranks number 110 in conservative rankings. The ranking means Wilson is the 110th most conservative member of the House. [5]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Wilson voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate special election in South Carolina, 2014

Wilson was rumored as a possible appointee to Jim DeMint's U.S. Senate seat. On December 17, 2012, Gov. Nikki Haley announced she had chosen to appoint Representative Tim Scott to fill DeMint's seat beginning in January 2013. Although Wilson was not appointed, he could still run for election to the remainder of the term in 2014.[7][8][9]

2012

See also: South Carolina's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Wilson won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, to represent South Carolina's 2nd District. He defeated Phil Black (South Carolina) in the June 12 Republican primary. He ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[10][11]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Wilson Incumbent 96.3% 196,116
     N/A Write-In 3.7% 7,602
Total Votes 203,718
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House of Representatives, South Carolina-District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Wilson Incumbent 80.6% 23,062
Phil Black 19.4% 5,557
Total Votes 28,619

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wilson is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Wilson raised a total of $10,149,806 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 28, 2013.[17]

Joe Wilson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (South Carolina, District 2) Won $1,030,164
2010 US House (South Carolina, District 2) Won $4,739,095
2008 US House (South Carolina, District 2) Won $1,161,187
2006 US House (South Carolina, District 2) Won $949,461
2004 US House (South Carolina, District 2) Won $891,295
2002 US House (South Carolina, District 2) Won $1,378,604
Grand Total Raised $10,149,806

2012

As of March 31, 2012, Wilson raised $634,704 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $503,614, leaving him with $136,641 cash on hand. He also has $21,053 in debt. Three of his top contributors were Blue Cross/Blue Shield, which gave $14,500; the National Auto Dealers Association, which donated $10,000; and the United Parcel Service, which gave $8,000.[18]

Throughout his career, Wilson has raised $355,896 from health professionals, $295,455 from the real estate industry, and $273,885 from law firms.[19]

Breakdown of the source of Wilson's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Wilson won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Wilson's campaign committee raised a total of $1,030,165 and spent $1,030,536.[20]

2010

Wilson won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Wilson's campaign committee raised a total of $4,739,095 and spent $4,765,083.[21]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House of Representatives, South Carolina Congressional District 2 Election, 2010 - Joe Wilson Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $4,739,095
Total Spent $4,765,083
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $3,013,629
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $2,901,208
Top contributors to Joe Wilson's campaign committee
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$20,300
AT&T Inc$14,750
Southeastern Freight Lines$10,500
Boeing Co$10,250
Credit Union National Assn$10,250
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$155,919
Health Professionals$105,100
Real Estate$88,226
Republican/Conservative$75,033
Insurance$49,250

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Wilson missed 151 of 8,157 roll call votes from December 2001 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.9%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[22]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Wilson paid his congressional staff a total of $921,075 in 2011. Overall, South Carolina ranks 31st in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[23]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Wilson's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$472,988 and $1,864,994. That averages to $696,003, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 12.56% from 2010.[24]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Wilson's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-322,988 to $1,914,994, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[25]

National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Wilson was 1 of 3 members who ranked 26th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[26]

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Wilson ranked 110th in the conservative rankings.[27]

Percentage voting with party

2013

Joe Wilson voted with the Republican Party 96.8% of the time, which ranked 70th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[28]

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Personal

Wilson is married to Roxanne. They have 4 children.

External links


References

  1. Gov Track "Wilson" Accessed May 21, 2012
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "WILSON, Addison Graves (Joe), (1947 - )"
  3. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  4. U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson, Serving South Carolina's Second District "Committees"
  5. National Journal "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House" Accessed June 10, 2012
  6. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  7. The Washington Post, "Gov. Nikki Haley to fill DeMint’s seat by appointment," December 6, 2012
  8. Roll Call "Appointment Speculation Centers on Rep. Tim Scott," December 6, 2012
  9. Political Tracker-CNN.com, "Haley to announce DeMint's replacement at noon," December 17, 2012
  10. South Carolina State Election Commission Official 2012 Primary Results
  11. Politico "2012 Election Map"
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Joe Wilson," Accessed March 28, 2013
  18. opensecrets.org "Joe Wilson" Accessed May 19, 2012
  19. opensecrets.org Accessed May 19, 2012
  20. Open Secrets "Joe Wilson Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 27, 2013
  21. Open Secrets "Joe Wilson 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  22. GovTrack, "Wilson," Accessed April 10, 2013
  23. LegiStorm, "Joe Wilson," Accessed September 18, 2012
  24. OpenSecrets.org, "Wilson (R-SC), 2011"
  25. OpenSecrets.org, "Joe Wilson (R-SC), 2010," Accessed September 18, 2012
  26. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  27. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  28. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Floyd Spence
U.S. House of Representatives - South Carolina, District 2
2001–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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South Carolina State Senate
1984-­2001
Succeeded by
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