Texas Congressman Ron Wright is dead after battling cancer and testing positive for COVID-19. Wright's family confirmed the congressman passed away on Sunday evening. The 67-year-old was hospitalized in September due to complications with his cancer treatment and tested positive for coronavirus a few weeks ago. Wright, a Republican, was first elected to his seat during the 2018 midterm election and won re-election last November. Wright's office released a statement saying Ron maintained his "quick wit and optimism until the very end."
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of U.S. Rep. Ron Wright. Ron was a principled leader who fought to preserve Texas values and was an exemplary representative of his district," said Governor Greg Abbott. "His personal strength and commitment to standing up for the unborn were unwavering. He leaves behind a tremendous legacy for future generations of Texans. Cecilia and I send our prayers to Ron's wife, Susan, his family and loved ones.”