Volusia County Councilman Joshua Wagner joins Ted Doran's law firm in Daytona

County Concilman Joshua Wagner at a public candidate debate in 2012 with Headline Surfer.com Publisher Henry Frederick and candidate Nancy Epps / Headl;one Surfer®Ted Doran at his law firm in Daytona Beach / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® photos and videos /
County Councilman Joshua Wagner, shown in this 2012 public candidate debate with HeadlineSurfer.com Publisher Henry Frederick and challenger Nancy Epps, has joined the prestigious Daytona Beach law firm Ted Doran's law firm at the law firm of Doran, Sims Wolfe & Kundid, 1020 W. International Speedway Blvd.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Fresh off his his re-election on the County Council dais in November with his big win over challenger Nancy Epps, Joshua Wagner has a new private career challenge: He's partnering up with Daytona Beach attorney Ted Doran.

Wagner, a former prosecutor under then-State Attorney John Tanner and in private practice since 2006, has begun his new job with Doran Sims Wolfe & Kundid. 

"I wanted to be a part of a firm that really believes in community service, so in my opinion, it was a perfect fit," Wagner told Headline Surfer® repeating what he had said in earlier media interviews before starting in earnest Wednesday.

Wagner, 35, and married with two small children, described himself as a workaholic, dividing his time between a full-time career in law and the nearly-full-time responsibilities that come with being an elected county official. county official.

Wagner, who left his law firm, Bundza, Wagner and Rodriguez, about a year ago, where he handled personal injury and criminal defense cases, said he's looking forward to broadening the the types of cases that will come with the much larger Dorn law firm.

Doran was more than pleased to add Wagner to his firm, saying in part, "From my perspective, to have an attorney of Josh's stare, it means we are going to do great things together in the community."

It 's easy to see where there would be a marriage between two politicians. After all, Doran is a member of the Halifax Area Advertising Authority and a former chairman of the tourism entity.

And while Wagner was seeking re-election last year for a second four-year term representing district 2 (greater Daytona Beach) on the Volusia County Council, Doran ran for county chair, finishing third and out of the running in the primary in what was his first campaign for elective office.

Relative unknown Jason Davis crushed former County Council member Carl Persis in the general election by a 20,000-vote plurality.

Wagner's decision to move over to the larger law firm has far more to do with his legal expertise than politics, he and Doran emphasized. "Not everything has to be political." Wagner said, with Doran adding, "This is all business."

Joshua Wagner / Headline Surfer®Ted Doran / Headline Surfer®Volusia County Councilman Joshua Wagner, shown far left, joined Ted Doran's law firm in Daytona Beach. Doran is shown in the inset.

Wagner's decision to move over to the larger law firm has far more to do with his legal expertise than politics, he and Ted Doran emphasized. 

"Not everything has to be political." Wagner said, with Doran adding, "This is all business."


Doran's law firm has a $290,000 annual contract with the Volusia County School Board as its legal representative, as well as several state agencies, two municipal governments and several private banks.

Wagner is the seventh attorney on the law form, which has four law partners led by Doran, also a former Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce president.

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County Councilman Joshua Wagner and challenger Nancy Epps squared off in a HeadlineSurfer.com Public Candidate Debate in the Port Orange City Council Chambers on the eve of the 2012 General election. Wagner prevailed with 20,954 votes or 52.15 percent over Epps with 19,230 votes or 47.85 percent.
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.