Donald P. Wagner

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Donald P. Wagner
Donald Wagner Official City Portrait.jpg
Mayor of Irvine
Assumed office
December 13, 2016
Preceded bySteven Choi
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 58)
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 and the current mayor of Irvine, California. He previously served 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 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.

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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