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Meet Rob Wagner

For State Senator Rob Wagner, it's always been about education and investing in the future of Oregon. Growing up in a family of teachers, Rob knows that education is how we build a progressive future.

Rob grew up in our community and graduated from our local public schools. He is proud to represent the communities of Lake Oswego, West Linn, Tualatin, Southwest Portland, Rivergrove, Durham, and the Stafford Hamlet. Senator Wagner serves on the Senate Committee on Judiciary, reviewing civil and criminal law. He also serves on the Senate Human Services Committee – focusing on protecting our seniors, our kids, and the most vulnerable in our communities.

Rob's never been afraid to step up and get to work – helping lead campaigns on tax fairness, social justice, and environmental protection, and helping our low-income students stay in school and move into good careers.

Rob graduated from Portland State University and earned a Master's Degree in Public Policy from George Washington University. His introduction to the Oregon Legislature came early, serving as the legislative aide in the Oregon House of Representatives in the late 1990s.

Professionally, Rob served in a leadership position with Portland Community College, overseeing community outreach and the PCC Foundation. He spent a decade working for Oregon’s teachers, faculty, health care workers, and academic support workers at the American Federation of Teachers-Oregon. He was appointed by Governor Ted Kulongoski to serve on the state board for the Oregon Commission for Voluntary Action and Service, the agency that oversees the AmeriCorps program.

Today, Rob and his wife Laurie live in the Forest Highlands neighborhood, where they're raising their four kids just down the street from his parents. Zack and Mia are completing their first year at Lake Oswego High School, just about to get their learner’s permits. (Look out on the roads!) Carlo and Alex attend Lake Oswego Junior High School. Senator Wagner is a school volunteer, a community leader, and serves as an elected member of the Lake Oswego School Board.