GOP Rep. Ron Wright dies after battle with COVID

Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, died Sunday at age 67 two weeks after being hospitalized with his wife Susan after testing positive for COVID-19, his office said Monday.

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

He is survived by his wife Susan, his children Derek, Justin and Rachel, his brother Gary and his nine grandchildren, according to his office, which said he will be “remembered as a constitutional conservative.”

“He was a statesman, not an ideologue,” his office said. “Ron and Susan dedicated their lives to fighting for individual freedom, Texas values, and above all, the lives of the unborn.”