BioAnn Wagner’s career is both deep and broad in service to her hometown, state and nation with over 25 years of work in the private sector, community and public service,
and the political arena. Now for the first time in her life, Ann is putting her name on the ballot as a candidate for federal office, running to serve Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District.
The 2nd District means family for Ann. It is where she and her husband of twenty-five
years, Ray, grew up, went to school, raised their children, work, volunteer and go to
church. This community has given her extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.
At an early age, Ann started working in the family business, a retail carpet store called Carpetime in Manchester. Working beside her parents she learned the value of a dollar, a strong work ethic, honesty, integrity, and that government ought not be in the way and on the backs of hard-working Americans trying to make a living.
Ann then took her firsthand experience to the University of Missouri-Columbia 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.
Ann’s most important jobs, however, have always been as a wife and mother. Ann and
Ray have three children- Raymond, a recent West Point graduate stationed at Fort
Campbell with the 101st Airborne; Stephen, a senior at Washington University in St.
Louis; and Mary Ruth, a high school senior at Ursuline Academy.
Ann Wagner’s public service began at the grassroots level. She served for nine years as a local committeewoman in Lafayette Township and went on to Chair the Missouri
Republican Party delivering historic Republican gains. She also served as Co-Chairman
of the Republican National Committee during the first term of President George W. Bush.
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, Missouri.
In 2010, Ann was asked to serve as the Chairman of Roy Blunt's successful U.S. Senate
campaign in Missouri. Bringing her high energy and political skills to the campaign, Ann helped unite existing and new conservative grassroots activists to produce a landslide victory.
Ann announced her run for Congress on April 26, 2011 and has attended hundreds of
events including forums, debates, picnics, meetings and rallies. Her signature grassroots “Table Tops” have been a listening and learning tour in homes all across the district. Her strong connection to her community has helped Ann recruit hundreds of volunteers from every corner of the 2nd Congressional District.
She has been endorsed by national and state leaders including Attorney General John
Ashcroft, Ambassador John Bolton, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Senator Jim
Talent and Governor Mike Huckabee; and grassroots advocacy groups such as Susan B.
Anthony List, Citizens United Political Fund, Freedomworks PAC and the National Rifle