Meet Kathleen

James Island resident Kathleen Wilson is running for re-election to Charleston City Council, District 12 seat to represent the people of James Island.

Kathleen Wilson

While keeping a careful watch over our island home, she has consistently shown integrity, responsibility, tremendous fortitude and responsiveness to concerns from James Island and beyond. Kathleen listens and is easy to contact with concerns, assisting constituents with issues ranging from nuisance issues to major concerns affecting quality of life.

She is a hard worker and a source of strength who has consistently made good decisions regarding the future of James Island. She has worked tirelessly to broker the best deals possible for the island, while respecting and adhering to legal boundaries between property rights and quality of life. She is known for her quiet, calm ability to resolve James Island issues before they reach a feverish pitch. Kathleen does not believe in grandstanding or chasing television cameras.

Kathleen, Christine and Fred Wilson

James Island has a representative who protects our marshes and wetlands. Kathleen understands their vital importance to our environment.

Kathleen has rebuilt and has re-engaged all levels of relationship with the City of Charleston, which have translated into direct gains for James Island. She is a true bridge-builder and has a proven track record of success. She works extremely well with fellow councilmembers and has a high degree of respect among them, as well as city staff. She concerns are addressed, often with successful outcomes.  Her accomplishments, both professionally and personally speak to trust, to strength and the ability to do the right thing.

Kathleen’s son Robbie, a Citadel student, and daughter Christine, now on active duty in the Navy.

Kathleen continues to maintain her own standing as a high level athlete, completing in many of the world’s greatest open water marathon swims. This level of achievement takes discipline and commitment to complete, Kathleen has plenty of both.

She understands the complex needs of families through her own family.  She has been married to Fred Wilson for 27 years and is mother to Christine, 24, a U. S Navy pilot, and Robbie, 22, a rising senior at The Citadel.  Both attended James Island public schools.