Ann Louise Wagner is an American politician and former diplomat serving as the US representative for Missouri's 2nd congressional district.
16 Facts About Ann Wagner
Ann Wagner's district, based in St Louis County, is heavily suburban and the state's wealthiest.
Ann Wagner's parents owned two carpet stores where she worked growing up.
Ann Wagner attended Cor Jesu Academy, a private Catholic all-girls school in South County, and graduated from the University of Missouri in 1984 with a BSBA from the business school with an emphasis in logistics.
Ann Wagner entered Republican politics in 1990, heading the GOP's efforts during the decennial redistricting of Missouri.
Ann Wagner was elected to her first term of office as chair of the Missouri Republican Party in 1999, becoming the first woman to occupy the position.
In 2001, Ann Wagner took office as a co-chair of the Republican National Committee and helped preside over the 2004 Republican National Convention.
In 2004, Wagner was a fundraising "ranger" for President George W Bush.
On February 20,2005, Ann Wagner was elected to a fourth term as chair of the Missouri Republican Party.
On November 29,2010, Wagner sent a video message to the committee members of the Republican National Committee announcing she was running for RNC chair.
The election was held in January 2011, and Ann Wagner conceded after the sixth round after receiving 17 votes.
Ann Wagner was considered potentially vulnerable due to the surprisingly close margin in 2018 and President Donald Trump's unpopularity in suburban areas.
In 2016, Ann Wagner made headlines by withdrawing her endorsement for the GOP nominee for president, Donald Trump.
On May 4,2017, Ann Wagner voted for the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Obamacare.
In December 2020, Wagner was one of 126 Republican members of the House of Representatives to sign an amicus brief in support of Texas v Pennsylvania, a lawsuit filed at the United States Supreme Court attacking election procedures in four states, all won by Joe Biden, in the 2020 United States presidential election.
Ann Wagner did not join other congressional Republicans in objecting to the certification of the 2021 United States Electoral College vote count.