Ron Wright Biography – Ron Wright Wiki
Ron Wright (born Ronald Jack Wright) was an American politician. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas’s 6th congressional district from January 3, 2019, to February 7, 2021. He had been active in political affairs and community service work for more than 30 years.
After graduating from Azle High School in 1971, he moved to Arlington to attend University of Texas at Arlington, where he studied history, psychology, and political science.
He served at-large on the Arlington City Council from 2000 to 2008, including the last four years as Mayor Pro Tempore. He was the District Director for U.S. Congressman Joe Barton from 2000 to 2009 and was the congressman’s Chief of Staff from January 2009 to May 2011. In May, Ron left Washington to accept appointment by Commissioners Court to replace Betsy Price as the Tax Assessor-Collector of Tarrant County. He was elected to a full term by the voters of Tarrant County in November 2012, and re-elected to a four-year term in November 2016.
He served on a number of boards and commissions, including as president of the Arlington Night Shelter, Chairman of the Tarrant County Historical Commission, the Arlington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, the Mansfield Education Foundation board, the Executive Committee of Arlington Human Service Planners, the Arlington Historical Society board, the Arlington Sports Authority, and as founding president of the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation. From 1995 to 2000 he was a weekly columnist for the Star-Telegram newspaper.
He received numerous awards recognizing his civic leadership, including Volunteer of the Year, Man of the Year for Community Service, Hero of the Homeless award, Friend of Education commendation, the Partnership Award of the Fort Worth Builders Association, and a special award from the Arlington Historical Society.
Ron Wright Age
Ron Wright born on April 8, 1953, in Cherokee County, Texas. He died on February 7, 2021, in Dallas, Texas. He was 67.
Ron Wright Wife
Ron Wright was married to his wife, Susan Wright.
Ron Wright Children
Ron and his wife, Susan Wright, have three children — his sons Derek and Justin, and his daughter Rachel.
Ron Wright Family
Wright is survived by his wife, Susan; his son Derek; his son Justin and wife Susan; his daughter Rachel and husband Jeff; his brother Gary and wife Janis; nine grandchildren; cousins and extended family.
Ron Wright Lung Cancer
What kind of cancer did Ron Wright have? Wright was first diagnosed with lung cancer in 2018. In July 2019, Wright announced on Facebook that he was undergoing treatment for a re-emergence of the cancer, using chemotherapy and immunotherapy as well as radiation treatments.
In September 2020, Wright was hospitalized for complications related to a battle with lung cancer, according to The Associated Press. His campaign said in a statement at the time that Wright “has been in a tough battle with cancer this year” and was admitted to the National Institutes of Health in Maryland for treatment earlier this month before returning home.
Ron Wright Death
Ron Wright died on February 7, 2021, in Dallas, Texas after contracting COVID-19. He was 67. Family members and a spokesperson for Wright confirmed his death. “Congressman Wright will be remembered as a constitutional conservative. He was a statesman, not an ideologue,” according to a statement released by Wright’s office. “Ron and (his wife) Susan dedicated their lives to fighting for individual freedom, Texas values, and above all, the lives of the unborn. As friends, family, and many of his constituents will know, Ron maintained his quick wit and optimism until the very end. Despite years of painful, sometimes debilitating treatment for cancer, Ron never lacked the desire to get up and go to work, to motivate those around him, or to offer fatherly advice.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement on the passing of Congressman Ron Wright of Texas: “Today, the United States House of Representatives sadly mourns the passing of Congressman Ron Wright. Representative Wright was a proud sixth-generation son of Tarrant County, who dedicated a life of public service to the people of Texas. While his tenure in the House was brief, his service will be missed.
“As we grieve Congressman Wright’s passing, Members of Congress are united in sorrow and pray for the families and loved ones of the over 460,000 Americans who have been killed by the vicious coronavirus. Each death is a tragedy that breaks our hearts and demands strong, urgent action.
“May it be a comfort to Congressman Wright’s wife Susan, their children Rachel, Derek and Justin, and their nine grandchildren, and the entire Wright family that so many mourn their loss and are praying for them at this sad time.”
Texas Sen. John Cornyn said in a statement: “Ron was a passionate public servant and a strong advocate for Texas values, his neighbors in North Texas, and constituents across Texas’ 6th District. A sixth-generation resident of Tarrant County, he was a Texan first and foremost, and we saw that every day as he put his community first. My heart goes out to his wife, Susan, and his children and grandchildren, who I hope find solace in his legacy of service.”
On January 21, 2021, Congressman Ron Wright (TX-06) issued the following statement after testing positive for COVID-19: “This morning, I learned that I have tested positive for COVID-19 after coming in contact with an individual with the virus last week. I have been in quarantine since Friday and will continue to quarantine until my doctors and medical professionals give me the okay to return to work. I am experiencing minor symptoms, but overall, I feel okay and will continue working for the people of the 6th District from home this week. I encourage everyone to keep following CDC guidelines and want to thank all the medical professionals on the front lines who fight this virus head-on every single day.”
Ron Wright Cause of Death
Ron Wright died of COVID-19, according to a statement released by Wright’s office. Wright and his wife, Susan, were admitted to Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas because of COVID-19 side effects. On Jan. 21, Wright announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and had been in quarantine since Jan. 15 at his Arlington home.