TX-06: Ron Wright (R)

January 2, 2019 by TX-06: Ron Wright (R)

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About Ron:

Ron Wright is a sixth generation resident of Tarrant County.  After graduating from Azle High School in 1971, he moved to Arlington to attend UTA.  He has been active in political affairs and community service work for more than 30 years.

Ron spent the first thirty years of his career in the private sector.  His first job was milking cows on his family’s dairy farm in Springtown, Texas.  After that, Ron worked in construction before managing an audio visual company at the age of 25.  Ron then went to work at PVI Industries in Fort Worth, Texas, selling high-end commercial boilers and water heating equipment. Beginning in 1985,  he spent fifteen years as a project manager for a cooling tower company in Fort Worth, Texas, overseeing multi-million dollar projects throughout the United States and Canada.

Ron 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 the 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.

Ron has been active in partisan and nonpartisan politics for many years.  He has held leadership positions in the local Republican Party, including as  Republican club president and area leader. He has been a delegate to numerous district and state GOP conventions and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in New York in 2004.

Ron is also a passionate public servant.  He has 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.

Ron has 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 and his wife, Susan, have three children and nine grandchildren.  They live in Arlington with their two labs, Belle and Beau.

The biographical information above was sourced from the campaign website; see link above for more information.

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