|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Texas's 6th district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Joe Barton|
Ronald Jack Wright
April 8, 1953
Jacksonville, Texas, U.S.
|Education||University of Texas, Arlington|
Early life and education
Wright served on the Arlington City Council from 2000 to 2008 and as mayor pro-tem of Arlington from 2004 to 2008. He then served as chief of staff and district director for Congressman Joe Barton from 2000 to 2009. Wright was appointed Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector in 2011, serving until 2018.
Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector
In 2014, Ron Wright's office added the motto "In God We Trust" to its stationary including on tax assessment envelopes and tax statements. He defended the move on Fox and Friends by saying, "It helps define us as a people … helps define us as a nation."
In 2018, Wright's office came under scrutiny by KDFW for mistakenly placing a tax lien and bills the wrong Tarrant County family. In an in person interview with KDFW's Steve Noviello, Ron Wright repeatedly made false statements about the case.
U.S. House of Representatives
2018 General election
In June 2019, a video was released by Reproaction, an abortion rights advocacy group, that showed Wright stating women should "absolutely" be punished for performing self-managed abortions, as "they committed murder."
In July 2019, Wright announced he has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
- Committee on Foreign Affairs
- United States House Committee on Education and Labor
|Democratic||Jana Lynne Sanchez||116,350||44.4|
- FEC Donation Report
- "About". Representative Ron Wright. December 3, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
- staff, Ariana Vera, The Shorthorn. "4 UTA alumni run for 3 offices". The Shorthorn. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
- Perks, Ashley (November 15, 2018). "Texas New Members 2019". TheHill. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
- Mitchell, Mitch (December 1, 2017). "Ron Wright, former Barton chief of staff, runs for Congress | Fort Worth Star-Telegram". Star-telegram.com. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
- Tinsley, Anna M. (November 30, 2017). "Joe Barton re-election U.S House nude photos explicit text sexual harassment texas | Fort Worth Star-Telegram". Star-telegram.com. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
- http://www.washingtontimes.com, The Washington Times. "Texas county taxman vows 'In God We Trust' stationary will stay". The Washington Times. Retrieved December 21, 2019.
- BST, Brownie Marie Mon 4 Aug 2014 20:23. "Texas county tax office adds \'In God We Trust\' to stationery". www.christiantoday.com. Retrieved December 21, 2019.
- Tax Collector threatens couple to pay previous home owner's property taxes or lose home, retrieved December 21, 2019
- Alana Rocha, Christina Shaman, Justin Dehn and Todd Wiseman (April 18, 2018). "Meet the Texas Republican runoff candidates seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Joe Barton (video)". The Texas Tribune. Retrieved October 11, 2018.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- Kennedy, Bud (May 23, 2018). "Former Joe Barton aide Ron Wright faces Jana Lynne Sanchez | Fort Worth Star-Telegram". Star-telegram.com. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
- Adams, Matthew (June 6, 2019). "Should Women be Punished for Having Abortions? 'Absolutely,' Arlington Rep. Ron Wright Says in Video". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
- Tinsley, Anna M. (July 29, 2019). "Cancer strikes a North Texas congressman, but he says he will stay in D.C. and fight". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
- "2018 Primary Election Official Results". Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
- "Texas Election Results". Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
- Appearances on C-SPAN
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from Texas's 6th congressional district
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
|Preceded by |
| United States Representatives by seniority |
|116th||Senate: J. Cornyn • T. Cruz||House: E. B. Johnson • L. Doggett • S. J. Lee • M. Thornberry • K. Brady • K. Granger • M. Burgess • J. Carter • M. Conaway • H. Cuellar • L. Gohmert • A. Green • K. Marchant • M. McCaul • P. Olson • B. Flores • J. Castro • M. Veasey • F. Vela Jr. • R. Weber • R. Williams • B. Babin • W. Hurd • J. Ratcliffe • J. Arrington • V. Gonzalez • M. Cloud • C. Allred • D. Crenshaw • V. Escobar • S. Garcia • L. Gooden • L. Fletcher • C. Roy • V. Taylor • R. Wright|
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