United States Congress
Cornyn, Ellzey Bill to Honor Late Rep. Ron Wright Passes House
Will Rename Local Post Office After Tarrant County Congressman
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S. Congressman Jake Ellzey (TX-06) released the following statements after the U.S. House of Representatives passed Sen. Cornyn’s legislation to rename a U.S. Post Office in Arlington, Texas after former Texas Congressman Ron Wright, who passed away last year following a battle with cancer and complications from COVID-19:
“A public servant through and through, Ron represented his community with great pride and tirelessly advocated for Texas every chance he had,” said Sen. Cornyn. “I am proud to honor the legacy of my friend and fellow Texan, and I look forward to this bill being signed into law.”
“Ron loved Arlington, Texas, and Arlington, Texas loved Ron,” said Congressman Ellzey. “You would be hard-pressed to find a more revered man in Arlington than Ron Wright. To this day, there is not an event in Tarrant County where his name is not mentioned. Ron was a pillar of the community he served. I am grateful for the opportunity to join Senator Cornyn in designating this U.S. Postal Office as the Ron Wright Post Office Building.”
This legislation passed unanimously out of the U.S. Senate on May 25, 2022 and now heads to the President’s desk.
Biography of Congressman Ron Wright:
Born in Tarrant County, Wright was a sixth generation North Texas native. He graduated from Azle High School in 1971 and later attended the University of Texas at Arlington. A husband, father, and grandfather, Wright was active in the Arlington community where he began his political career in 2000 as a member of the Arlington City Council then rose to mayor pro-tem until 2008. He went on to serve as a Congressional aide and then the Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector before running for Congress. He was first sworn into Congress after winning his 2018 election and was serving his second term for Texas’ 6th Congressional District when he passed away on February 7, 2021.