Donald P. Wagner

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Don Wagner
Donald Wagner Official City Portrait.jpg
Member of the
Orange County Board of Supervisors
from the 3rd District
Assumed office
March 27, 2019
Preceded byTodd Spitzer
Mayor of Irvine, California
In office
December 13, 2016 – March 26, 2019
Preceded bySteven Choi
Succeeded byChristina L. Shea
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 68th district
70th district (2010–2012)
In office
December 6, 2010 – November 30, 2016
Preceded byChuck DeVore
Succeeded bySteven Choi
Personal details
Born (1960-12-03) December 3, 1960 (age 59)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceIrvine, California
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
WebsiteDonald P. Wagner

Donald P. "Don" Wagner (born December 3, 1960) is an American politician, currently serving as a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors for the 3rd district. He previously served as mayor of Irvine, California and as a Republican member of the California State Assembly, representing the 68th district, which includes portions of Orange County.

Education and family[edit]

Wagner received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Juris Doctorate in 1987 from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and was admitted to the California Bar in the same year.[1]

Wagner is married to Orange County Superior Court Judge Megan Wagner, and he and his family resides in Irvine, California.

Legal and political career[edit]

Wagner was an attorney for Kindel and Anderson from 1987 to 1993, and for Wagner and Associates from 1993 to 1998. He has been an attorney for Wagner Lautsch Limited Liability Partnership since 1998.[1]

Wagner served on several committees or advisory boards for the Orange County Bar Association and as a Judge Pro Tempore in the Superior Court of Orange County. Other previous positions include three active terms as a member of the South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees. He founded and served as the first president of the Orange County Chapter of the Federalist Society.

In 2013, he sought election to the California State Senate to succeed Mimi Walters, who was elected to the United States House of Representatives the prior year. He lost the special election to Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach

He won the 2016 Irvine mayoral election, and won reelection in the 2018 Irvine mayoral election.

California State Assemblyman[edit]

Assemblyman Wagner speaking at a town coffee meet at Lake Forest, CA.

In 2010, Wagner narrowly won the Republican primary election for the 70th Assembly District over Irvine City Councilman Steven Choi.[2] He then won the general election with 58.2% of the votes.[3]

For the 2011–2012 legislative session, Wagner was appointed to these committees:

  • Aging and Long-Term Care Committee
  • Appropriations Committee
  • Budget Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Judiciary Committee – Vice Chair

2014 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 68th State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Donald P. Wagner (incumbent) 35,223 69.7
Democratic Anne Cameron 15,297 30.3
Total votes 50,520 100.0
General election
Republican Donald P. Wagner (incumbent) 66,445 68.4
Democratic Anne Cameron 30,749 31.6
Total votes 97,194 100.0
Republican hold

Political ratings[edit]


  1. ^ a b Project Vote Smart Biography
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Sacramento Bee, California Assembly General election results Archived November 6, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Assembly Member Donald P Wagner (CA)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2011-07-26.

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