John Wagner

ReporterAnnapolis, Md.


As Martin O’Malley prepares to announce a bid for the Democratic ticket, the former Baltimore mayor appears to be embracing his record and faces critics of his “zero-tolerance” policing policies.

  • May 3, 2015

The city’s former mayor says he would make his bid official in the city in which he lives.

  • May 3, 2015

In an op-ed, the 2016 hopeful says economic inequality and lack of opportunities helped fuel the flames.

  • Apr 30, 2015

The White House hopeful declines to discuss the political impact of recent days.

  • Apr 29, 2015

Mayhem in his hometown poses a new challenge for the former mayor and likely White House hopeful.

  • Apr 28, 2015

The 2016 White House hopeful will return to his hometown on Tuesday, an aide said.

  • Apr 27, 2015

The former Maryland governor will be in London and Dublin this week.

  • Apr 27, 2015

Former Baltimore mayor, who is weighing a White House bid, reduced crime with “zero-tolerance’ approach.

  • Apr 25, 2015

In Clinton’s absence at S.C. convention, O’Malley and Sanders stir activists with populist rhetoric.

  • Apr 25, 2015

The former Maryland governor is causing headaches for the Democratic frontrunner as she starts her run.

  • Apr 24, 2015
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John Wagner has covered government and politics for The Post since 2004.

He is currently covering the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, with a focus on former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley.

John chronicled Maryland government for more than a decade, a stretch that included O’Malley’s eight years in office and part of the tenure of his Republican predecessor, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.

John also covered the Maryland gubernatorial races of 2006, 2010 and 2014 -- the latter of which brought the return to Annapolis of a Republican chief executive, Larry Hogan.

John has also covered prominent issues in Maryland including the legalization of same-sex marriage, the repeal of the death penalty and the expansion of state-sanctioned gambling.

He came to The Post from The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer, where he served as the paper’s Washington correspondent, covering the 2004 presidential bid of then-Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) and the final years in office of former Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.).
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