Charlie Wilson (D-OH)

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Charlie Wilson, former Congressman Ohio District 6

 

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Charles A. “Charlie” Wilson

Charlie Wilson 2012 Congressional Candidate Ohio District 6

 

of Charlie Wilson from Congress.gov

a Representative from Ohio

  • born in Martins Ferry, Belmont County, Ohio
    • January 18, 1943;
  • Education
    • B.G.S., Ohio University, 1980
    • Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science
  • business owner
  • member of the Ohio state house of representatives, 1997-2004
  • member of the Ohio state senate, 2005-2007
  • elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Tenth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2007-January 3, 2011)
  • unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress in 2010.

Biography of Charlie Wilson from Facebook

Charles A. “Charlie” Wilson (born January 18, 1943) is the former U.S. Representative for [Ohio District 6]. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served in the Ohio State Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives. On November 2, 2010, Wilson lost his bid for a third term in Congress after being defeated by Republican Bill Johnson by a 50-45% margin. He is of no relation to former Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson, who was the subject of the book and film Charlie Wilson’s War.

Early life, education, and business career

Wilson was born January 18, 1943 in Martins Ferry, Ohio. He is a graduate of Ohio University and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He has spent his career in the funeral home business. He was a small business owner and was president of Wilson Funeral Homes and Wilson Furniture Store.

Ohio legislature

Wilson ran for Ohio’s 99th House District. He defeated William L. Thomas in the Democratic primary 54%-46%. He won the general election and re-election in 1998 (50%), 2000 (68%), and 2002 (62%).

In 2004, he ran for the Ohio Senate when incumbent Democrat Greg DiDonato of the 30th District decided to retire after redistricting. In the Democratic primary, he defeated State Representative Jerry Krupinski 67%-33%. He won the general election with 67% of the vote. When he decided to retire to run for the U.S. House of Representatives, his son Jason Wilson replaced him.