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    Ron Wright is a sixth generation resident of Tarrant County.  After graduating from Azle High School in 1971, he moved to Arlington to attend UTA.  He has been active in political affairs and community service work for more than 30 years.


    Ron Wright
    Ron has a passion for public service.  He has served on a number of boards and commissions in the county, including as president of the Arlington Night Shelter, Chairman of the Tarrant County Historical Commission, the Arlington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, the Mansfield Education Foundation board, the Executive Committee of Arlington Human Service Planners, the Arlington Historical Society board, the Arlington Sports Authority, and as founding president of the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation.  From 1995 to 2000 he was a weekly columnist for the Star-Telegram newspaper.
    He has received numerous awards recognizing his civic leadership, including Volunteer of the Year, Man of the Year for Community Service, Hero of the Homeless award, Friend of Education commendation, the Partnership Award of the Fort Worth Builders Association, and a special award from the Arlington Historical Society.
    Ron has been active in partisan and nonpartisan politics for many years in Tarrant County.  He has held leadership positions in the local Republican Party, including as  Republican club president and area leader.  He has been a delegate to numerous district and state GOP conventions and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in New York in 2004.
    He served at-large on the Arlington City Council from 2000 to 2008, including the last four years as Mayor Pro Tempore.  He was the District Director for U.S. Congressman Joe Barton from 2000 to 2009 and was the congressman's Chief of Staff from January, 2009 to May, 2011.  In May, Ron left Washington to accept appointment by Commissioners Court to replace Betsy Price as the Tax Assessor-Collector of Tarrant County.  He was elected to a full term by the voters of Tarrant County in November, 2012.
    As Tax Assessor-Collector, Ron is committed to providing the highest level of customer service to the people of Tarrant County at the lowest cost possible.  His many years of management and problem solving experience serves him well as Tax Assessor-Collector.  He now leads a dedicated staff of over 180 people in eight offices, helping people with vehicle registrations and collecting more than $3.3 billion for 65 taxing entities in the county.  Ron believes the taxpayers are not only his customers, but also the owners of the tax office.  Every employee is there to serve the citizens, and he wants them served in a manner that is as pleasant and efficient as possible.
    Ron and his wife, Susan, have three children and eight grandchildren.  They live in Arlington with their two labs, Belle and Beau.