Bill Wilson joined the North Carolina Justice Center as Deputy Director in January 2012. Prior to coming to the Justice Center, he was Associate State Director for Advocacy at AARP North Carolina. From 2000 to 2005, he worked for the NC Advocates for Justice as Director of Politics and Government Relations. He worked for the NC Association of Educators from 1990 to 2000, where he directed the government relations program. Wilson owned a technology consulting and research firm, and did survey research at the Research Triangle Institute. He has been a frequent speaker on legislative strategy, politics, and policies.
Wilson played a key role in several pieces of legislation that included creating a consumer rating system for North Carolina’s adult care homes, raising North Carolina teacher salaries to the national average, and eliminating the death penalty for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities. His policy and advocacy work has included the areas of health care, taxes, education, legal issues, election reform, and aging policy.
He has degrees in journalism from UNC Chapel Hill and information studies from Syracuse University.