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  Wagenius, Peter
NamePeter Wagenius
Minneapolis, Minnesota , United States
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Born Unknown
Last ModifedPicimpalious
Dec 05, 2011 07:34pm
InfoPeter Wagenius, 40, grew up in Minneapolis and is a proud graduate of Minneapolis Public Schools. He has lived in Senate District 59 for the past 14 years.

Peter has been active in public service and the community his entire life. He currently serves as Policy Director for Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, in whose office he has worked since Mayor Rybak was elected in 2001. In that role, Peter has spearheaded innovations in transit and transportation, fought entrenched interests to protect taxpayers and worked to enhance public safety and health.

Peter has won elections for DFL and progressive candidates and has been recognized in the media as a top campaign strategist. He co-managed Mayor Rybak’s first campaign for mayor in 2001, served as deputy field director for the Humphrey campaign for governor in 1998, and managed then-House Majority Leader Phil Carruthers’ reelection campaign in 1996. He has also previously worked in the State Senate as a researcher.

Peter has also worked with an educational theater company to teach conflict resolution, violence prevention and other social skills to children.

A movie buff, he likes watching classic movies at The Heights, swing dancing, restoring old furniture and biking around Minneapolis.

Peter and his wife Mandy, a social worker, were married this past June at Saint Anthony Falls. They are restoring a 122-year-old house a few blocks from University Ave in Prospect Park.



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Tue Dec 06 14:43:37 +0000 2011 - Just voted for..... @PeterWagenius I hope you'll do the same!! #SD59 http://t.co/t8GtfGje

Mon Dec 05 02:41:18 +0000 2011 - Thanks Chris Meyer of MN Daily! "extensive experience and superior policy expertise make him the best candidate..." http://t.co/rO2bxt1H

Sun Dec 04 21:36:03 +0000 2011 - I'm still focused on the right priorities. Watch my new video! http://t.co/HzPgQVar

Sun Dec 04 17:23:50 +0000 2011 - Excited about all of the volunteers including, a bike brigade & @MayorRTRybak knocking on doors to get people to the polls on 12/6!

Sat Dec 03 16:44:15 +0000 2011 - The Wagenius political machine has arrived! So thankful to have these two knocking doors with me. http://t.co/8tD3zAp0

Wed Nov 16 17:22:08 +0000 2011 - My website is constantly being updated! We now have a great organizing tool to sign up for lawnsigns & volunteering! http://t.co/K8OtZXyK

Tue Nov 15 00:39:55 +0000 2011 - I'm at the #SD59 #DFL central committee meeting where folks have a lot of energy. I am honored to be fighting to represent this district!

Sun Nov 13 21:20:35 +0000 2011 - Had a great time talking with voters at the Van Cleve Feast of neighbors. I'm excited for the next meet & greet this afternoon!!

Sat Nov 12 17:55:53 +0000 2011 - To be clear, I do not support public funding for a stadium. There's faster & better ways to create jobs for Minneapolis http://t.co/L0LkAXEG

b8 Sat Nov 12 00:27:19 +0000 2011 - Thank you to the men and women who serve our country. Your endless courage and tireless work does not go unnoticed.

Importance? 4.00000 Average

Mother Jean Wagenius 1941-

  12/06/2011 MN State Senate 59 - Special DFL Primary Lost 18.21% (-14.65%)