The Honorable Jack Wagner
The Honorable Jack Wagner was sworn in as Pennsylvania's 50th auditor general in January 2005 bringing three decades of public service to this role. Prior to being elected auditor general, Mr. Wagner served in the state senate from 1994 to 2005. He also was a 10-year member of the Pittsburgh City Council, representing the Beechview neighborhood, and served as Pittsburgh City Council president from 1990 to 1993.
A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Wagner received the Purple Heart and other military commendations while serving in the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1968. Following his military service, Wagner graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1974 with a degree in safety management.
Mr. Wagner also belongs to many professional and community organizations. He is chairman of the Genesis-Riverside Run for Adoption and sponsors his own charity golf outing for hospitalized military veterans.
In addition to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC CancerCenter Council, Mr. Wagner has been an active member of several boards in the Pittsburgh area, including Visit Pittsburgh, the Heinz History Center, the Obediah Cole Foundation, the Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program, and Sharing and Caring Inc. He also is a member of the German American National Congress, Italian Sons and Daughters of America, Knights of Equity, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Lions Club, Elks Club, and Moose Club. Mr. Wagner also belongs to the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Disabled American Veterans. He received the Veteran of the Year award from the Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program and the Outstanding Legislators Award from the Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mr. Wager resides in his hometown of Beechview, where he lives with his wife Nancy and children Luke and Sara.