Friday, January 4, 2013
The Republican from St. Louis County represents Missouri's new Second Congressional District, which includes Chesterfield.
Ballwin native Ann Wagner took the oath of office in the United States House of Representatives Thursday, as the 113th session of Congress was seated. Wagner, the new representative for Missouri's Second District, succeeds Representative Todd Akin, and along with William "Lacy" Clay in the First District, absorbs the former Third District represented until Thursday by Russ Carnahan. Wagner, the former co-chair of the Republican National Committee and an Ambassador to Luxembourg, defeated Democrat Glenn Koenen in November. Read Also: Wagner will serve on the House Committee on Financial Services, and was also elected to serve as a member of the GOP Leadership by her fellow Republican freshmen. Soon after being sworn in, Wagner voted to …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Representative-Elect Ann Wagner answered more Patch user questions and talked about the work being done to prepare as she's sworn into office next month
Visitors to 14551 Manchester Rd., Ballwin, MO 63011 will notice the level of activity there is not up to the level it was just a few weeks ago. In fact, the walls in the campaign office of now Congresswoman-Elect Ann Wagner are now barren, save for the maps she carried around during campaign appearances to explain the boundaries of Missouri's new Second Congressional district. But while the campaign apparatus will wind down as soon as this week, Team Wagner is still plenty busy. As soon as the Ballwin Republican's victory over Democrat Glenn Koenen was assured November 6, another campaign began, this time for a leadership position. She was voted by her freshman colleagues to be their voice with GOP house leaders. Next up was getting a …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The next U.S. Representative for Missouri's 2nd District, Ann Wagner answered Patch users' questions in a Thursday afternoon interview
The tweet came down Thursday from House Majority Leader U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va): "The House will not adjourn the 112th Congress until a credible solution to the fiscal cliff has been announced." As negotiations to avert deep automatic spending cuts and tax increases beginning January 1, House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama met at the White House Thursday. Representative-Elect Ann Wagner, meanwhile, is one of 70 incoming freshman in the 113th session, sitting interested, waiting in the wings. The Ballwin Republican sat down with Patch Thursday afternoon in her former campaign headquarters to answer questions about the fiscal cliff, and to answer questions posed by Patch users. Fiscal Cliff Wagner said she's …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Oakville Democrat says he "will not quietly disappear into the fog," after loss to Ann Wagner.
The following statement was distributed via email Wednesday morning from the Glenn Koenen campaign for Congress: I want to thank all of you for the help you gave me and support you gave my campaign. You were inspirational and helped keep me committed to the fight. The election result in the 2nd Congressional District did not come out the way that I – and you – wanted. The mostly official tally shows Ann Wagner with 235,607 votes to my 145,257, giving her a 23% margin of victory. The good news is that my cost per vote was about 36¢ to her $12.00. (Alas, the winner in the cost effective category doesn’t get a job in Washington.) Today we need to congratulate Governor Nixon, Senator McCaskill, our new Secretary of State, our returning …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The GOP candidate said District 2 needs some "tough love" and she's ready to deliver.
Republican candidate Ann Wagner of Ballwin became Missouri's Congressional District 2 post Tuesday evening, declaring victory just after 10 p.m. at the Hilton Frontenac. Wagner defeated opponents Glenn Koenen (D-Oakville), Bill Slantz (Libertarian-St. Charles) and Anatol Zorikova (Constitution Party-St. Charles) for the seat held by GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin. As of 11:40 p.m., unofficial results on the Missouri Secretary of State website report Wagner had a 60.1 percent lead over Koenen's 37.1 percent with 75 percent of precincts reporting. More than a hundred of Wagner's supporters, family and friends made their way to the Ambassadeur Ballroom at the Hilton-Frontenac, trickling in as polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday and staying strong…
Monday, October 29, 2012
The Oakville resident faces an uphill challenge in his bid to succeed Rep. Todd Akin in Washington.
In less than 10 days, voters in Missouri's new 2nd Congressional district, which spans parts of St. Louis and St. Charles Counties. While the frontrunner, Republican Ann Wagner is already in the "closing argument" phase of her campaign, Democrat Glenn Koenen is still trying to make first impressions. Koenen, the longtime Executive Director of the Circle of Concern Food Pantry, admits he doesn't have the name recognition and financial backing that Wagner, a former Ambassador and RNC Co-Chair, does. He also hasn't been helped by the Democratic Party's decision to stay on the sidelines, or the recount following his narrow win in the August primary against Harold Whitfied which not only cost him time on the campaign trail, but also money spent…
Monday, October 1, 2012
The Oakville resident is trying to succeed current U.S. Representative Todd Akin
Name : Mr. Glenn Micheal Koenen Age : 55 Place of residence : Oakville Missouri Attended college : Yes College : St Louis University Degree : BA Communications & Poli Sci Year of graduation : May-78 University : UMSL Degree : MA - English Year of graduation : Jan-86 Job titles held : Executive Director Employers : Circle Of Concern Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Federal office Running for position: U S House of Representatives Chamber/district: 2nd District MO Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : None Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None Address P O Box 403 Valley Park MO 63088 Name : Dave Pequignot Title : Treasurer Website : www.koenenforcongress.com I am a life long St. Louisan.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
After a recount resolved for the 2nd Congressional District's Democratic ticketholder, Republican candidate Ann Wagner says her goal is the same.
After the Aug. 7 primary race left Glenn Koenen the Democratic choice for the 2nd Congressional District with a slim winning margin of votes, challenger Harold Whitfield requested a recount. The recount was settled Sept. 12 and reaffirmed Koenen's win by 48 votes. Ann Wagner, Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District had won the primary for the Republican ballot spot without any questions. "We started this campaign nearly 17 months ago with a goal of returning strong, effective and conservative leadership to Congress," Wagner said in an email. "Regardless of who our political opponents are, that goal still remains." Wagner and Koenen are running for the 2nd Congressional seat for the Nov. 6 election. "Over the next 55 days…
Friday, September 7, 2012
The group stopped by the West County offices of Ann Wagner and Todd Akin Thursday to "advocate for a fair budget" and speak out against Paul Ryan's proposed budget.
The bus tour is being conducted by NETWORK, a national catholic social justice lobby that, according to its website, focuses on addressing social service needs our world faces today. According to the Southeast Missourian, the "Nuns on the Bus" is part of a tour lanched by Missouri nuns to highlight how federal budget cuts harm struggling families. Thursday's stops at U.S. Congressional Candidate Ann Wagner and U.S. Senate Candidate Rep. Todd Akin's offices are part of a Missouri bus trip by the Catholic sisters highlighting the work the sisters do to meet the needs of people at the economic margins. It was also to reveal how federal budget cuts proposed by vice-presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan and passed by the House of …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Speculation has popped up that Ballwin's Wagner, the GOP candidate for Akin's current U.S. House seat, could swap places with Akin on the ballot.
Ballwin's Ann Wagner, the GOP candidate running to replace Todd Akin in Missouri's second congressional district, is in the news as a possible replacement for Akin for the U.S. Senate race. The speculation comes in the wake of Akin's Sunday comments involving "legitimate rape" and the ability of a woman to shut down a pregnancy. News outlets and pundits are speculating that even though Tuesday's 5 p.m. deadline has passed for Akin to drop out of the race, he and Wagner could potentially switch ballot positions in the November election. The National Review quotes a "Missouri GOP consultant" with word that such a plan is in the works. The National Journal post notes that Wagner, once co-chair of the Republican National Committee, "has long …