Rep. Wilson tours Aiken County

Rep. Wilson tours Aiken County

AIKEN, SC (WFXG) - Congressman Joe Wilson's final Aiken County bus stop of the day involved meeting folks at the Aiken Center for Active Seniors and Hitchcock Healthcare. It was a marathon day for the District 2 representative.

"I'm really inspired, I'm humbled and visiting, beginning with the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce," said Wilson.

His tour also featured a stop at the Savannah River Site, the same place that has faced budget cuts and furloughs the past several months.

"I'm the only person serving in Congress who's actually worked at the Savannah River Site," explained Wilson. "I was out there today to see the success of Ameresco."

Wilson said he's pleased with the progress he's seeing.

"25 jobs permanent. It was 250 jobs in construction. Over and over again, any way I can promote the missions of the Savannah River Site, I'm very grateful," said Wilson.

He said the bus tour helps in shaping his policies back in the nation's capital.

"It's energizing," Wilson said. "The people I represent are very encouraging to me."

During my interview, Wilson also expressed support for Project Jackson in North Augusta.

His final bus tour stops on Thursday will be in Barnwell and Orangeburg Counties.