Wright, a Republican from Arlington, has lived with cancer for years and was hospitalized for COVID-19 about two weeks ago

by Abby Livingston

Feb 8, 2021

Updated: 1 hour ago

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His campaign workers announced the news on Monday. Wright had lived with cancer for years and was diagnosed with COVID-19 in January. He was 67 years old

“His wife Susan was by his side and he is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior,” the statement reads. “For the past few years, Congressman Wright had followed a rigorous work schedule on the soil of the US House of Representatives and at home in Texas Congressional District 6 while being treated for cancer For the past two weeks, Ron and Susan had been admitted to Baylor Hospital in Dallas after contracting COVID-19 “

Wright was diagnosed with lung cancer in late 2018, according to Fort Worth Star-Telegram, previously he was hospitalized in mid-September

Wright was in his second term in the US. House, but he was no stranger to Congress or local politics. Wright was a fan of flies and a staple of the Tarrant County’s political scene. Wright was a columnist for the Star Telegram in the late 1990s. In 2000, he moved to the political arena to serve as a former US Rep Joe Bartons District Manager and member of the Arlington City Council until 2008. Wright was pro tempore Mayor from 2004 to 2008

From 2009 to 2011, Wright led Barton’s team as his chief of staff. He left Barton’s office in May of that year to become Tarrant County’s tax officer

The 6 Congressional District includes Arlington and other parts of Tarrant County and extends to the rural areas south of North Texas, including Waxahachie and Corsicana

The district is historically Republican, but the Democrats have put some effort into challenging the district over the past two cycles. Even so, Wright won reelection by a 9 percentage point lead in 2020

“Congressman Wright will be remembered as a constitutional conservative,” the statement said. “He was a statesman, not an ideologist. Ron and Susan dedicated their lives to fighting for individual freedom, Texan values ​​and, most importantly, the lives of the unborn “

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