|U.S. Representative from Missouri's 2nd District|
From: January 3, 2013 – present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
|Former United States Ambassador to Luxembourg|
From: August 16, 2005 – June 27, 2009
|President||George W. Bush|
|Former Chair of the Missouri Republican Party|
From: 1999 – 2005
Ann Louise Wagner (born September 13, 1962 in St. Louis (age 58)) is a diplomat and moderate Republican currently representing Missouri's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives, having been elected to the seat in 2012 to replace the retiring Todd Akin when the latter ran for Senate then. She had previously served as the United States Ambassador to Luxembourg from 2005 to 2009 under the Bush and Obama administrations.
U.S. House of Representatives
Following conservative U.S. representative Todd Akin's announcement in 2012 that he would not seek re-election to another House term and instead run for Senate, Wagner announced her run for the seat.[Citation Needed] She easily won the general election with 60% of the votes cast.
Rep. Wagner was re-elected in 2016 with 58.5% of the vote. Coinciding with the presidential election that year, Donald Trump had also won the district, though by a considerably smaller margin over Hillary Clinton. Wagner had voiced opposition to Trump then.
Wagner is currently facing a tough re-election fight in 2020, representing an affluent district becoming increasingly liberal as the Republican Party moves in a populist direction. However, House Republicans have started initiatives to prevent suburbs from potentially shifting towards the Democratic Party.
- Before Scalise shooting, Wagner had reported five death threats to Capitol Police
- Conservative Todd Akin Announces Run For Senate Against Far Left Democrat Claire McCaskill
- Missouri's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012 - Ballotpedia
- Missouri's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014
- Missouri U.S. House 2nd District Results: Ann Wagner Wins
- Introducing the 2017 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index
- Republican women are done with Trump
- Missouri Election Results: Second House District
- House Republicans Re-Introduce Born-Alive Act to Protect Babies from Infanticide
- The List: 72 Republicans Vote with Democrats to Remove Civil War-Era Memorabilia from U.S. Capitol
- Roll Call 193 | Bill Number: H. Res. 90
- House Republicans Fight Back Against GOP Decline in Suburbs