For a 1000 names my advice would be to move the list into InDesign, it's better suited for this level of text formatting. Illustrator is OK for text but I tend to leave it for short text, short paragraphs or more visually creative typography. Normally I would create the artwork in Illustrator and place into InDesign to handle large quantities of text.
If using Illustrator is the only option, you could look at using variable data, using character styles to provide easier control over the text. If you are presenting the names and number as just a list then I would just copy and paste any columns for names and the number into illustrator as separate text boxes. Alignment would be easy and flowing across text box is easy. Find and replace would easily add the space before and after the 95.
I am unsure of any particular scripts that may help but I will talk to people in my studio to see if they know anything. My initial thought is, even with some scripts, you may end up having to do some manual work and at a 1000 names that would tedious.
As I said before, I would suggest moving this into InDesign. This is because it offers a greater range of methods to achieve your goals. You could place the info into tables, using cell and table styles to control the text, or use data merge. Add character and paragraph styles with some GREP and you can make a 1000 names easy to tackle and easy to update on mass.