Solicitor Scarlett Wilson Announces Re-election Bid

Criminal Prosecutor Seeks Second Term

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Charleston, SC. – March 4, 2012 – Scarlett A. Wilson, Solicitor for the Ninth Judicial Circuit, today officially announced her plans to seek a second term. The 19-year courtroom veteran has used her position as Solicitor to highlight issues and has partnered with others who serve the community to help make Charleston and Berkeley Counties better and safer places to live and work.

Former sidekicks Scarlett Wilson and Blair Jennings make play for solicitor

Crimefighter Face-Off

Charleston City Paper by Greg Hambrick

While there can be only one solicitor, there were two deputy solicitors when Ralph Hoisington died last year — and both had eyes on his seat. Scarlett Wilson, who was then the chief deputy solicitor, won the appointment by Gov. Mark Sanford to finish out Hoisington's term. Now, she'll face former Deputy Solicitor Blair Jennings, who ran the district's Berkeley office until Wilson asked for his resignation last summer.

Wilson defeats Jennings

By Schuyler Kropf
The Post and Courier
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Scarlett Wilson won the race for 9th Circuit Solicitor against Blair Jennings Tuesday evening.

Scarlett Wilson's blowout win in Tuesday's Republican primary means the region is on the verge of having its first elected female prosecutor.

Wilson touts record in her first TV ad for solicitor's race

The Post and Courier
Friday May 16, 2008

Republican 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson aired her first TV ad Thursday after Blair Jennings, her rival in the June 10 GOP primary, hit the airwaves last week. Wilson's 30-second spot highlights her 15 years as a federal and state prosecutor, and her appointment by Gov. Mark Sanford as solicitor for Charleston and Berkeley counties.

Solicitor hopefuls face off

Debate at times both contentious and respectful
By Schuyler Kropf
The Post and Courier
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

They dueled over crime statistics and jabbed over why Scarlett Wilson forced Blair Jennings to leave his job with the Berkeley prosecutor's office.

Ninth Circuit Solicitor's Race is a Battle of Endorsements

by Bennett Bozarth
Charleston Mercury
Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2008 4:21 PM EDT
No Democrat has filed for the solicitor’s election in the Ninth Circuit (comprising Berkeley and Charleston counties), so the June 10 Republican primary will decide which of the late Ralph Hoisington’s young former deputies will succeed him. Candidates Scarlett Wilson (40) and Blair Jennings (37), both of whom Hoisington had placed at the Charleston and Berkeley offices respectively at the commencement of his term in 2001, speak affectionately and reverently of the man whose mantle they claim. Wilson spoke movingly at Hoisington’s funeral at The Citadel last June. Jennings proudly touts the endorsement of Hoisington’s widow.