GOP Congressman’s Widow Announces Run to Fill His Seat

Susan Wright, the widow of Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, who died earlier in February after contracting COVID-19, announced Wednesday that she will seek the seat he held in Congress.

“Ron always fought for the people and conservative values of the 6th District,” Susan Wright said in a statement. “I’m asking the voters of Ellis, Navarro and Tarrant Counties to help me continue the fight for stronger borders, lower taxes and the precious right to life in Washington.”

Wright, who had battled cancer for years, announced Jan. 21 that he was experiencing “minor” COVID-19 symptoms. He was admitted to Baylor Hospital in Dallas and died on Feb. 7.

Wright’s office announced at the time that Susan Wright had also been hospitalized with COVID-19 and was “by his side” when the congressman passed at age 67.

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