Frank Wagner

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Frank Wagner
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 7th district
Assumed office
January 9, 2001
Preceded byEd Schrock
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 21st district
In office
January 8, 1992 – January 9, 2001
Preceded byCharles R. Hawkins
Succeeded byJohn Welch
Personal details
Born (1955-07-18) July 18, 1955 (age 63)
Ruislip, England, UK
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUnited States Naval Academy (BS)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1973–1982

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 the 7th district in Virginia Beach and Norfolk.[1][2] He is a member of the Commerce and Labor, General Laws and Technology, Rehabilitation and Social Services, and Transportation committees.

Personal life[edit]

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,[3] then went into the boat building and repair business. He is currently the co-owner/vice president of Davis Boatworks.[1]

Political career[edit]

His focus and expertise is on energy policy.[citation needed]

In August 2016, Wagner announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor in 2017.[4] 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."[5]


  1. ^ a b Senate of Virginia bio
  2. ^ "Commonwealth of Virginia; December 19, 2000 - Special Election". Archived from the original on January 17, 2006. Retrieved 2009-01-27.
  3. ^ "Frank Wagner for Senate » About Frank". Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  4. ^ Wilson, Patrick (August 29, 2016). "Sen. Frank Wagner from Virginia Beach announces run for GOP nomination for governor of Virginia". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  5. ^ Armour, Evanne (19 May 2017). "Meet the candidates: Republican Frank Wagner". WRIC. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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