GOP Rep. Ron Wright dies after Covid battle

“As friends, family and many of his constituents will know, Ron kept his quick wit and optimism to the end,” the statement said. “Despite years of painful, sometimes debilitating, cancer treatment, Ron never lacked the desire to get up and go to work, motivate those around him, or give fatherly advice.”

Wright’s death comes less than two months after the House lost another member: MP Luke Letlow (R-La.), Who also died after contracting coronavirus. Dozens of members also tested positive for Covid-19 last year, and lawmakers started receiving the vaccine in December.

Wright first came to Congress in 2019 after running for the Arlington area seat vacated by Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas.

“Our deepest condolences go to the entire Wright family,” said NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer (R-Minn.). ‚ÄúCongressman Wright was a sixth generation Texan and a dedicated civil servant who devoted his life to improving his community. I hope the legacy and fine work Ron leaves behind is a comfort to his family at this devastating time. “

Wright leaves behind his wife, three children and nine grandchildren.

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