Donald P. Wagner

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Donald P. Wagner
Donald P Wagner.jpg
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 68th district
70th district (2010–2012)
Assumed office
December 6, 2010
Preceded by Chuck DeVore
Personal details
Born (1960-12-03) December 3, 1960 (age 55)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Irvine, California
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Occupation Attorney
Religion Christian
Website Donald P. Wagner

Donald P. "Don" Wagner (born December 3, 1960) is an American politician who serves 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 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

Government reform[edit]

On February 16, 2011, Wagner authored a bill (AB 632) that would require the Office of Administrative Law to send notices to the legislature of proposed regulatory actions, including information regarding the economic costs of the regulation: AB 632[4]

Wagner has also proposed bill (AB 338) in advocacy for greater transparency in the passing of new bureaucratic regulations. bureaucracy tries to put in place by requiring a copy of each new regulation to be submitted to the Secretary of State.[5]

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