Rep. Ron Wright Wiki
Rep. Ron Wright Biography
US Representative Ron Wright, a Republican congressman from Texas, died after fighting COVID-19. He also had lung cancer.
That’s according to the Dallas Morning News, which reported that Wright died after an 18-day bout with the virus. However, the specific cause of death was not released, as he also had lung cancer, according to the newspaper.
He was 67 years old and died on Sunday, February 8, 2021. Wright describes himself on Twitter as “U.S. Congressman from the 6th District of Texas” and “Proud sixth-generation resident of Tarrant County.
In a statement to the Morning News, Wright’s office said:
Congressman Wright will be remembered as a constitutional conservative. He was a statesman, not an ideologue. Ron and Susan dedicated their lives to fighting for individual freedom, Texas values, and most of all, the lives of the unborn. As his friends, family, and many of his constituents will know, Ron kept his quick wit and optimism to the end. Despite years of painful, sometimes debilitating cancer treatment, Ron never lacked the desire to get up and go to work, to motivate those around him, or to offer parental advice.
According to the statement, Wright and his wife Susan were admitted to the hospital two weeks ago with side effects from COVID-19.
Wright’s Last Tweet Was a Happy Birthday Message to Ronald Reagan; He Recently Urged Schools to Reopen
Wright’s Twitter page was active until February 6, when he tweeted a happy birthday message to former President Ronald Reagan.
On February 5, she tweeted: “Democrats are choosing teacher unions and special interests over the welfare of our students. The CDC says schools can safely reopen if proper precautions are taken. What are we waiting for?”
That same day she voiced her opposition to raising the minimum wage, writing: “Doubling the minimum wage sounds good on the surface, but in the end, it will destroy small businesses and hurt working families across our country.”
Colleagues & Officials Offered Tributes for Wright, Calling Him a ‘Committed Conservative’ With a ‘Great Attitude’
US Representative Billy Long wrote on Twitter: “I am very saddened to learn of the passing of @RepRonWright, one of the very good guys. He always had a great attitude that should be a prerequisite for serving in Congress. He left at 67 after battling lung cancer and # COVID19. RIP.”
Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick wrote: “Sad to hear of @ RepRonWright’s passing. Ron was a faithful Christian, a committed conservative, and a tireless advocate for the people of Tarrant County. Join Jan and me in praying for his wife Susan and the Wright family. ”