|Member of the Virginia Senate|
from the 7th district
|Assumed office |
January 9, 2001
|Preceded by||Ed Schrock|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates|
from the 21st district
January 8, 1992 – January 9, 2001
|Preceded by||Charles R. Hawkins|
|Succeeded by||John Welch|
|Born||July 18, 1955|
Ruislip, England, UK
|Alma mater||United States Naval Academy (BS)|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1973–1982|
Frank W. Wagner (born July 18, 1955) is an American politician. A Republican, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates 1992–2001, and was elected to the Senate of Virginia in a special election on December 19, 2000. He currently represents[update] the 7th district in Virginia Beach and Norfolk. He is a member of the Commerce and Labor, General Laws and Technology, Rehabilitation and Social Services, and Transportation committees.
Wagner was born at a United States Air Force base in England. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1977, with a B.S. degree in Ocean Engineering. He served in the United States Navy as a diving and salvage officer and an engineering duty officer, then went into the boat building and repair business. He is currently[update] the co-owner/vice president of Davis Boatworks.
His focus and expertise is on energy policy.
In August 2016, Wagner announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor in 2017. He lost the primary election on June 13, 2017, placing in third and last behind Corey Stewart and Ed Gillespie. He ran on the slogan "One veteran, one businessman, one Virginian, one choice."
- Senate of Virginia bio
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