Solicitor to seek 2nd term
Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson will run for a second term, she announced Sunday.
Wilson served as chief deputy solicitor and was appointed solicitor in 2007 after the death of former Solicitor Ralph Hoisington. She was elected to a four-year term in 2008. Her office oversees Charleston and Berkeley counties. "I've worked with local law enforcement leaders and elected officials to improve criminal laws and to push for legislative help in stopping the revolving door for career offenders who repeatedly violate the law," she said in a statement.
She said she increased murder and rape convictions by double digits.
Convictions at trial have increased in Charleston County and have more than doubled in Berkeley County since she was elected, she said.