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Senate President Rob Wagner

​District 19 - Lake Oswego, Tualatin, West Linn, S/SW Portland​

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1600
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-201, Salem, Oregon 97301


State Senator Rob Wagner (he/him/his) represents Oregon Senate District 19, which includes the communities of Tualatin, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Rivergrove, Durham and Southwest Portland. As President of the Oregon Senate, his top priorities include balancing the government's budget, ensuring the Senate is focused on the state's top priorities​, and ​​empowering senators ​to do their best work to on behalf of Oregonians.​

President Wagner grew up in his Senate district and graduated from Lake Oswego High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Portland State University and master's degree in public policy from George Washington University. President Wagner's introduction to the Oregon Legislature came as a legislative aide in the Oregon House of Representatives in the late 1990s.​

His passion for education led him to a position with the American Federation of Teachers –​​ Oregon, where he spent a decade advocating for Oregon’s teachers, faculty, healthcare workers, and academic support professionals. He went on to become the Associate Vice President of College Advancement for Portland Community College overseeing community outreach and working to secure student scholarship funding. ​​

President Wagner's personal legislative agenda ​is focused on creating career and educational pathways for Oregon students, ensuring they have a comprehensive education as a foundation to lead successful lives and strengthen Oregon's middle class. He also champions stewardhip of Oregon's natural beauty, particularly through preserving and expanding access to the outdoors for all Oregonians.

President Wagner led the Democratic caucus during the COVID-19 pandemic as Senate Majority Leader, working with legislators and local leaders to support communities across the state with direct investments into schools, small businesses, and critical projects.​

As Senate President, he centers leading with kindness, building and strengthening relationships​ with leaders across state government, and prioritizing ideas over politics by facilitating​ healthy debate and listening to all sides. Under his leadership, the Senate has passed more than 90% of its legislation with bipartisan support, approved the largest K-12 and higher education budgets in state history, and tackled the biggest issues facing our state, including housing affordability and future-proof job growth.

President Wagner and his wife, Laurie, share four wonderful kids who are now pursuing their educational futures at colleges across the country. An avid and lifelong hiker, one of President Wagner’s favorite views in all of Oregon is from the summit of South Sister in the Central Cascades. He also enjoys playing piano and guitar, and singing.

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