Joe (Joe) Wilson (R-02)

US Representative Joe Wilson

Joe (Joe) Wilson (R-02)
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Capitol: 202.225.2452
FAX: 202.225.2455
District: 803.939.0041
Room 1436 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-4002
1930 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
Residence:Springdale, SC

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairCongressional Ethiopian American Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional United Kingdom (UK) Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Bulgaria
ChairmanCongressional Composites Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Afghan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Caucus
FC MemberFree File Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Adult Literacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Regulatory Review Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Morocco Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on the European Union (EU)
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Military Youth Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Smart Transportation Caucus
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism
Co-ChairCongressional Korea Caucus
FC MemberMontenegro Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
Co-ChairTire Caucus
Co-ChairFrench-American Caucus
Co-ChairFriends of Belarus Caucus
FC MemberHome Health Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Serbian American Caucus
FC MemberAmericans Abroad Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberVietnam Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Readiness
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
MemberHouse Committee on Education and Labor
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberCongressional Global Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Glaucoma Caucus
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Qatari-American Strategic Relationships Caucus
FC MemberIran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Youth Drug Prevention Caucus
FC MemberHydrocephalus Caucus
FC MemberHouse Science and National Labs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberFragile X Caucus
FC MemberWater Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fitness Caucus
FC MemberJob Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Spain Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Foreign Affairs
RM MemberJoint Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
FC MemberFriends of Norway
FC MemberCongressional International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Real Estate Caucus
FC MemberKurdish-American Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault and Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Sweden Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Energy Savings Performance Caucus
FC MemberHouse Rare Earth Caucus
FC MemberCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shellfish Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Reclaim American Jobs Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Switzerland
FC MemberCongressional Singapore Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Constitution Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Denmark
FC MemberCongressional China Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Georgia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Romania Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance Caucus
FC MemberHouse Rural Education Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Youth Challenge Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberMalaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Philanthropy Caucus
FC Member10th Amendment Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Missile Defense Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus
FC MemberZero Capital Gains Tax Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Kingdom of the Netherlands
FC MemberExplosive Ordnance Disposal Caucus
FC MemberNorthern Border Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Scotland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Directed Energy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wire and Wire Products Caucus
FC MemberHouse Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus
FC MemberHouse Space Force Caucus
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberUnited States Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberLaw Enforcement Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Counterterrorism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Independent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberFriends of a Free, Democratic, and Stable Syria Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Broadcasters Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems (UAV)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Natural Gas Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus


Addison "Joe" Graves Wilson was born on July 31, 1947, in Charleston, South Carolina. After graduating from the High School of Charleston in 1965, he received his undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and completed his law degree at the University of South Carolina. A real estate attorney by trade, Joe was a founding partner of the West Columbia law firm Kirkland, Wilson, Moore, Taylor & Thomas. His career in public service officially began when he served on the staffs of South Carolina legends Senator Strom Thurmond and Congressman Floyd Spence. As part of the visionary Ronald Reagan administration, Joe was Deputy General Counsel to the United States Department of Energy Secretary and former South Carolina Governor, Jim Edwards. Throughout his life, Joe has had a tremendous passion to serve his country, serving as a member of the United States Armed Forces. After serving in the United States Army Reserves from 1972-1975, he also served in the South Carolina Army National Guard. In the summer of 2003, Joe retired as a Colonel, having served as a Staff Judge Advocate assigned to the 218th Mechanized Infantry Brigade. At the time, he was the only active Guard member serving in Congress. Before being elected to the United States Congress in 2001, Joe served 17 years, with perfect attendance, in the South Carolina State Senate where he was elected Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, the first Republican Chairman since the Reconstruction Era. Today, Joe serves as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where he is the Ranking Member of the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism Subcommittee. Additionally, Joe serves on the House Armed Services Committee where he is a member of the Subcommittees on Readiness and Strategic Forces and as a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor. Since the 111th Congress, he has been appointed to the highly influential Republican Policy Committee. He serves as Chair of the Bulgaria Caucus and the French Caucus, as well as Co-Chair for the Slovak Caucus, Morocco Caucus, and UK Caucus and is a founding member of the EU Caucus. He is a also member of the Americans Abroad Caucus, amongst many others. As the Representative of the Second Congressional District of South Carolina, Joe is committed to promoting peace through a strong national defense, decreasing taxes for all Americans, and limiting the size and spending of the federal government. Joe is married to Roxanne, who continues to offer him strength and support in every endeavor. They are parents of four sons, all of whom have served in the U.S. military, and are proud grandparents to eight grandchildren - four boys and four girls. Alan, his oldest son, is a Lt. Colonel in the South Carolina Army National Guard who proudly served for a year in Iraq and was recently re-elected as the Attorney General for South Carolina in 2018; Addison is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and is a physician in the U.S. Navy who did a tour of duty in Iraq; Julian was a Captain in the South Carolina Army National Guard who served on a peacekeeping tour in Egypt; and Hunter was a First Lieutenant in the South Carolina Army National Guard who did a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Their four sons are all Eagle Scouts.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2001    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Roxanne Dusenbury McCrory   DOB: 7/31/1947
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