Donald P. Wagner

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Donald P. Wagner
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California State Assembly District 68
In office
December 6, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 5
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Los Angeles (1983)
J.D.Hastings College of Law (1987)
Office website
Campaign website
Donald P. (Don) Wagner (b. December 3, 1960) is a Republican member of the California State Assembly, representing Disitrct 68. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. From 1994 to 1996, he was president of board of governors for the Republican Associates. He also served as a trustee/board president of the South Orange County Community College District from 1998 to 2010.


Wagner earned his B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles in 1983 and his JD from the University of California Hastings College of Law in 1987. His profession experience includes working as an attorney for Kindel and Anderson from 1987 to 1993, for Wagner and Associates from 1993 to 1998, and for Wagner Lautsch Limited Liability Partnership since 1998.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wagner served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Aging and Long-Term Care, Vice-chair
Judiciary, Vice-chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wagner served on these committees:



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Wagner won re-election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 68. Due to redistricting following the 2010 census, he was displaced from District 70. He and Christina Avalos (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, unopposed. He was subsequently elected in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

California State Assembly, District 68, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDonald P. "Don" Wagner Incumbent 60.8% 104,706
     Democratic Christina Avalos 39.2% 67,448
Total Votes 172,154


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Wagner defeated Steven S. Choi, Jay Ferguson, and Jerry Amante in the June 8 primary. He then defeated Democrat Melissa Fox and Libertarian Deborah Tharp in the November 2 general election.[3][4]

California State Assembly, District 70 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donald P. Wagner (R) 89,636
Melissa Fox (D) 58,208
Deborah Tharp (L) 6,212
California House of Representatives, District 70 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donald P. Wagner (R) 15,862
Steven S. Choi (R) 14,569
Jerry Amante (R) 11,660
Jay Ferguson (R) 6,341

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Wagner raised $298,774 in contributions. [5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Wagner, Donald P (Don) $89,900
Wagner, Don $26,501
Walmsley, Mark & Joan $7,800


Wagner and his wife, Megan, have three children.

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Preceded by
Allan R. Mansoor (R)
California Assembly District 68
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Charles DeVore (R)
California Assembly District 70
Succeeded by
Bonnie Lowenthal (D)