- ‘I Am Alive’ app gains popularity in terror-ravaged Lebanon
- Gun giveaways gain popularity among Republican candidates
- S.C. hospital worker slapped with $525 federal fine for refilling $0.89 soda
- Teen from ‘Jihad Jane’ plot becomes youngest ever to serve time on U.S. terror charges
- Iranian woman forgives son’s killer at the gallows
- Nebraska principal sorry for ‘don’t tattle’ flier
- Illinois readies to spend $100M for Obama museum in Chicago
- John Edwards back in court — this time as a lawyer for Va. boy’s malpractice case
- Covered California reports more than 200K in overtime Obamacare sign-ups
- Thanks, Chuck: Hagel says U.S. sending Ukraine sleeping mats, helmets
Ann Louise Wagner
Birthdate: Sept. 13, 1962
Birth Place: St. Louis County, MO, United States
Residence: St. Louis County, MO
District: District 2
Undergraduate: University of Missouri - Columbia
Ann Wagner was born, raised and currently resides in St. Louis. She received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
After college, Wagner held management positions at Hallmark Cards and Ralston Purina.
After serving for nine years as a committeewoman in Lafayette Township, she was elected chairwoman of the Missouri GOP in 1999. In 2001, she became co-chair of the Republican National Committee.
Nominated by President George W. Bush, Wagner served as the U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg from 2005 to 2009.
Wagner and her husband, Ray, have three children.
Ann Wagner has long been involved in Republican politics in Missouri, serving as chairwoman of the Missouri Republican Party. In 2012, she is running for the 2nd Congressional District, the seat vacated by fellow Republican Rep. Todd Akin, who is running for Senate.
Wagner lists job creation as a key campaign issue. She says President Barack Obama's administration has focused too much on overregulation that has made it hard for businesses to comply. She also says that uncertainty about government policies, including health care and energy, makes it difficult for businesses to grow.
She thinks the United States must limit its debt and control its spending. She favors a balanced budget and would support a constitutional amendment requiring it.
Wagner is against the 2010 health care reform bill. She believes that health care would best thrive in a system using free-market principles, believing that forced competition within the system would drive down costs and improve quality.
Wagner says the United States must become less dependent on foreign energy sources. She is against excessive regulations imposed on the energy industry that she says "destroy our energy independence, job growth and national security, and force employers to expend resources in unnecessary and extreme regulations."
She is anti-abortion and supports defunding Planned Parenthood and similar organizations. She is opposed to gay marriage.
Source: Associated Press
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- Joe Biden's first Instagram pic mocked as shill for sunglass ad
- Obama taunts GOP, takes nationally televised victory lap on Obamacare
- Jews being told to register in Ukraine: John Kerry
- Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch wrecked by retreating feds
- BOLTON: A 'three-state solution' for Middle East peace
- Rand and Ron Paul ride to the rescue for Bundy in Nevada standoff with feds
- 'Culture of intimidation' seen in Nevada ranch standoff
- Atheists rush to stage Easter display: 'Jesus Christ is a myth'
- IRS emails reveal discussion with Justice about suing nonprofits for election activities
- Army goes to war with National Guard, seizes Apache attack helicopters