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|Member of the|
Orange County Board of Supervisors
from the 3rd District
|Assumed office |
March 27, 2019
|Preceded by||Todd Spitzer|
|Mayor of Irvine, California|
December 13, 2016 – March 26, 2019
|Preceded by||Steven Choi|
|Succeeded by||Christina L. Shea|
|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 68th district
70th district (2010–2012)
December 6, 2010 – November 30, 2016
|Preceded by||Chuck DeVore|
|Succeeded by||Steven Choi|
|Born||December 3, 1960|
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles|
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
|Website||Donald 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
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.
Legal and political career
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.
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
California State Assemblyman
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
|Republican||Donald P. Wagner (incumbent)||35,223||69.7|
|Republican||Donald P. Wagner (incumbent)||66,445||68.4|
- Project Vote Smart provides the following results from legislative scorecards.
- National Rifle Association – A in 2010