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    Susan Wright, the widow of the late Republican Rep. Ron Wright, announced Wednesday that she is running in the upcoming special election to succeed him. Wright was expected to announce her bid, and filed with the Federal Elections Commission on Wednesday. Her husband was elected to Texas’s 6th congressional district in 2018 and reelected in November, but died from COVID-19 on Feb. 8. Ron Wright had also been battling lung cancer since June 2019. “The taxpayers of the sixth district deserve a proven conservative in Congress who will stand up for them and do whatever it takes to stop the radical left’s socialist government takeover,” Wright said Wednesday, according to a local outlet. “I’m running for Congress to continue my husband’s legacy by supporting economic growth, reforming our broken health care system and defending Texas conservative values.” (RELATED: Republican Representative-elect Dies Of Covid-19) Susan Wright, widow of Rep. Ron Wright,...
    ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The family of North Texas congressman Ron Wright has announced plans for viewing and funeral services, which will both be open to the public. Wright, who represented Texas’ 6th congressional district, died on Feb. 7, 2021 after contracting COVID-19 while at the same time battling lung cancer. RELATED: DFW Weather: Dangerous Travel Conditions Expected To Begin Sunday Night Due To Ice The Republican lawmaker from Arlington was the first member of Congress to die related to the virus. Ron Wright After nearly a week, his family will look to honor Wright through two public events at major venues in Tarrant County. RELATED: Dallas Officer Mitchell Penton Killed By Driver Suspected Of Intoxication, Police Say According to the family, Wright will lie in repose on Friday, Feb. 19, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The public viewing will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., along with a...
    The late Texas Rep. Ron Wright Republican Rep. Ron Wright of Texas died Sunday night at the age of 67 after contracting COVID-19. Wright was a longtime political figure in Tarrant County, which is home to Fort Worth and Arlington. He got his start as a member of the Arlington City Council in 2000, and Wright’s service on the body largely overlapped with his stint as chief of staff and district director to longtime Rep. Joe Barton. Wright went on to become assessor-collector for Tarrant County, and he was for years viewed by local politicos as Barton’s heir apparent whenever the congressman retired. Wright got his chance to run for the 6th District a bit sooner than expected in 2018, though, after a scandal ended Barton’s plans to run for an 18th term. The incumbent apologized when a graphic nude photo" of him circulated online, and the public learned even more unsavory aspects of Barton’s personal life. Wright soon...
    (CNN) — Rep. Ron Wright of Texas has died, his congressional office announced in a statement Monday, saying that he had been admitted to the hospital after contracting COVID-19. Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, March 13, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)  “Congressman Ron Wright passed away peacefully at the age of 67 on Feb. 7, 2021. His wife Susan was by his side and he is now in the presence of their Lord and Savior,” the statement read. “For the previous two weeks, Ron and Susan had been admitted to Baylor Hospital in Dallas after contracting COVID-19.” Wright, a Republican, is the first sitting member of Congress to die after contracting COVID. In December, Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, 41, of Louisiana, died after being diagnosed with the disease. Wright’s congressional office announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 on January 21. At the time, Wright released...
    Texas GOP Rep. Ron Wright has died, the first sitting member of Congress to succumb to COVID-19, the Dallas Morning News reported Monday. He was 67. His family and spokesperson confirmed that Wright died Sunday night. Reelected in November, the lawmaker had been battling cancer, the news outlet reported. “Congressman Wright will be remembered as a constitutional conservative. He was a statesman, not an ideologue,” a statement from his office said, the news outlet reported. “Ron and [wife] Susan dedicated their lives to fighting for individual freedom, Texas values, and above all, the lives of the unborn. As friends, family, and many of his constituents will know, Ron maintained his quick wit and optimism until the very end. Despite years of painful, sometimes debilitating treatment for cancer, Ron never lacked the desire to get up and go to work, to motivate those around him, or to offer fatherly advice.” According...
    Loading the player... Texas Republican U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, who had battled health challenges over the past year including lung cancer treatment, has died more than two weeks after contracting COVID-19, his office said Monday. He was 67. Wright died Sunday, spokesman Matt Langston said. He said he did not know the cause of death but Wright and his wife, Susan, had been admitted to a Dallas hospital in the previous two weeks after contracting COVID-19. Read More: Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies at 91 Wright announced in January that he had tested positive for the virus. In this Nov. 15, 2018 file photo, U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, walks to a session during member-elect briefings and orientation on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) He was also hospitalized last year over treatment for lung cancer complications. Read More: ‘Saved by the Bell’ star Dustin Diamond dies...
    By PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republican U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, who had battled health challenges over the past year including lung cancer treatment, has died more than two weeks after contracting COVID-19, his office said Monday. He was 67. Wright died Sunday, spokesman Matt Langston said. He said he did not know the cause of death but Wright and his wife, Susan, had been admitted to a Dallas hospital in the previous two weeks after contracting COVID-19. Wright announced in January that he had tested positive for the virus. He was also hospitalized last year over treatment for lung cancer complications. “Despite years of painful, sometimes debilitating treatment for cancer, Ron never lacked the desire to get up and go to work, to motivate those around him, or to offer fatherly advice,” his office said in a statement. Wright represented the 6th Congressional District...
    WASHINGTON -- Republican Rep. Ron Wright of Texas has died, his congressional office announced in a statement Monday, saying that he had been admitted to the hospital after contracting COVID-19."Congressman Ron Wright passed away peacefully at the age of 67 on Feb. 7, 2021. His wife Susan was by his side and he is now in the presence of their Lord and Savior," the statement read. "For the previous two weeks, Ron and Susan had been admitted to Baylor Hospital in Dallas after contracting COVID-19."His congressional office announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 on January 21 with the congressman saying at the time in a statement, "I am experiencing minor symptoms, but overall, I feel okay and will continue working for the people of the 6th District from home this week."The statement on Monday noted that Wright has also battled cancer."Over the past few years, Congressman Wright had...
    Texas Republican Rep. Ron Wright became the first member of Congress to die of COVID-19.  The Dallas Morning News reported his death Monday morning.  Wright had also been battling lung cancer.  'Congressman Wright will be remembered as a constitutional conservative. He was a statesman, not an ideologue,' said a statement from Wright's office.  Rep. Ron Wright has died from COVID-19, becoming the first member of Congress to pass away from the virus  'Ron and Susan dedicated their lives to fighting for individual freedom, Texas values, and above all, the lives of the unborn,' it continued. 'As friends, family, and many of his constituents will know, Ron maintained his quick wit and optimism until the very end.'  'Despite years of painful, sometimes debilitating treatment for cancer, Ron never lacked the desire to get up and go to work, to motivate those around him, or to offer fatherly advice,' the statement said. ...
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    DALLAS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ron Wright is out of the hospital following treatment for lung cancer complications, the Texas Republican's campaign staff announced Wednesday. The freshman Republican from the 6th Congressional District in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs was released Monday from Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas after a weeklong hospitalization, his staff said in a statement. His physicians have directed him to recover at home from a bout with pneumonia before returning to work and his campaign for reelection while continuing treatment for his cancer. Wright, 67, of Arlington, is seeking a second House term. In an earlier statement, his campaign staff had said Wright has been in a “tough battle" with cancer this year and was admitted to the National Institutes of Health in Maryland for treatment earlier this month before returning home. Last year, Wright wrote on Facebook that he was again undergoing treatment for lung...
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