|Senator for Bahia|
|Assumed office |
1 February 2019
|50th Governor of Bahia|
1 January 2007 – 1 January 2015
|Vice Governor||Edmundo Santos (2007–11)|
Otto Alencar (2011–15)
|Preceded by||Paulo Souto|
|Succeeded by||Rui Costa|
|Born||16 March 1951|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Political party||PT (Since 1980)|
|Alma mater||Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (dropped out)|
Wagner, whose parents were Jewish immigrants from Poland, was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1951. In his youth, he was a member of the Labor Zionist youth organization Habonim Dror. He was a founding member of the Workers' Party (PT), as well as the Central Única dos Trabalhadores (CUT), a union which has organized more than seven million members. He won reelection in the 2010 Bahia gubernatorial election.
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