Ann Wagner’s career is both deep and broad in service to the St. Louis region, the state of Missouri and the United States with over 25 years of experience in the private sector, local grassroots organization and service to our country.
Ann grew up in South St. Louis County.
She went to elementary school here, high school at Cor Jesu Academy and studied Business Administration at Mizzou. In her parents’ small retail carpet store, Ann first learned the value of a hard day’s work and she has applied those Missouri values to public service for the St. Louis region, the state of Missouri and the United States over the past 25 years.
Ann’s most important job has always been as a wife and mother. Ann and Ray have three children: Raymond, a West Point graduate stationed with his wife Julia at Ft. Benning; Stephen, a Client Service Manager for a St. Louis area financial management company; and Mary Ruth, a Junior at Miami University in Ohio.
Small Business Roots
At an early age, Ann started working in the family business, a retail carpet store called Carpetime in Manchester, Missouri. Working alongside her parents, she learned the value of a dollar, a strong work ethic, honesty, integrity and that government ought to get out of the way and off the backs of hard-working Americans, simply trying to make a living.
Private Sector Experience
Ann took her experience with the family business to Mizzou and received her BSBA from the Business School with an emphasis in Logistics. After college, Ann went to work in the private sector and held management positions at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City and Ralston-Purina in St. Louis.
A Grassroots Beginning
Ann’s public service began at the grassroots level. She served for nine years as a local committeewoman in Lafayette Township in west St. Louis County and went on to Chair the Missouri Republican Party, delivering historic Republican gains in the State Legislature. She also served as Co-Chairman of the Republican National Committee during President George W. Bush’s first term in the White House.
Serving Our Country
In 2005, following nomination by President Bush and confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Ann was sworn in as the 19th U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. She served as U.S. Ambassador for four years before returning to her home in Ballwin.
Service to Missouri’s Second District
Ann announced her first run for public office on April 26, 2011 and has since attended hundreds of local events including forums, debates, picnics, meetings and rallies. Her strong connection to her community has helped Ann recruit hundreds of volunteers from every corner of the Second Congressional District. Ann’s 2012 campaign drew broad support from Republican voters and allowed her to succeed in a four-way primary with an overwhelming majority. Ann won her 2012 Congressional race with over 60% of the vote and received more votes than any other Republican candidate for Congress in the State of Missouri during this cycle. Ann won reelection in 2014 with over 64% of the general election vote.
Ann was re-elected to Congress with 64% of the general election vote.
Ann was elected to Congress with 60% of the general election vote.
Ann announces her campaign for U.S. Congress.
Ann Serves as Campaign Chair for Roy Blunt’s Senate campaign.
Ann serves as the U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg.
Ann serves as the Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee.
Ann serves as the Chair of the Missouri Republican Party.
Ann serves as Lafayette Township Committeewoman.