By Randy Economy
June 7, 2010
Newport Beach, CA:
Tragic news has hit an Orange County State Assembly campaign in the final hours before voters head to the Polls for Tuesday's June Primary Election.
Paul Wagner, the 20-year-old son of state Assembly candidate Don Wagner in the 70th State Assembly District was found dead in a car parked in Newport Beach early Saturday morning.
Wagner was found dead after a passer-by called police to report an unresponsive man in the driver's seat of a car in an underground parking structure.
According to reports this morning, Newport Beach Police Department Sgt. Evan Sailor says there are no signs of foul play, and it's believed the Purdue University student died late Friday evening.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday to determine cause of death.
Don Wagner is a popular figure in Orange County politics. He is a member of the board of trustees for the South Orange County Community College District and he is running to replace Assemblyman Chuck DeVore in the 70th Assembly District on Tuesday.
Wagner has been endorsed by several "tea party" movement members, including Maricopa County AZ Sheriff Joe Arpiao, as well as other local officials.
For more insights on Don Wagner visit http://www.wagnerforassembly.com/