Rep. Ron Wright of Arlington passed away less than 3 weeks after COVID-19 on Sunday night. He was sixty seventy-seven.
Wright’s death due to the coronavirus was reported by his family and spokesman Monday morning. In November, the Republican Congressman was still facing lung cancer.
Wright is COVID-19’s first Congressman to die.
Wright, by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, was diagnosed with lung cancer by the end of 2018. In mid-September he had already been hospitalised.
In his second term, Wright was in the United States. House, but he wasn’t a Congressman or a local politician alien. Wright, a lover of bow ties, was a member of the political scene of Tarrant County. Wright was a Star-Telegram reporter at the end of the 1990’s. In 2000, he went on to become a former U.S. politician. District Director of Rep. Joe Barton and, from 2008, as a full Member of the Arlington City Council. Wright held the office of pro tempore mayor from 2004-08.
Wright was the Chief of Staff for Barton from 2009-11. In May of that year, he left Barton’s office to become the tax assessor in Tarrant County.
Arlington and other parts of Tarrant County are included in the 6th congressional district, which extends into rural areas south of northern Texas, including Corsica and Waxahachie.
The district is Republican in its history, but Democrats tried hard in the last two cycles to contest the district. In spite of this, Wright secured a 9-point reelection in 2020.
His wife Susan, their three kids and nine grandchildren have survived Wright.
Wright had maintained a forceful work planned prior to contracting the virus, according to the declaration. Wright and his wife Susan were admitted to Dallas Baylor University for COVID-19 side effects two weeks ago.