District 2 Councilmember Wright

Councilmember Dan WrightBiography

Dan Wright has been a resident of Stockton since 1993 and Council District 2 since 1999. Prior to moving to Stockton, he lived and worked in southern California, Texas, Central America, and Wisconsin. Wright and his wife, Grace, have been married for over 30 years and have two children.


He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a Master of Arts from California State University, Los Angeles. In addition, he completed an administrative credential and doctoral coursework at the University of the Pacific.


Wright was also the Acting Superintendent for Stockton Unified School District and served as the Assistant Superintendent and Director. He has been a member of the steering committee for the Read to Me, Stockton early literacy initiative since it began in 2011.   


  • Wright was appointed to the City Council in January 2015 to complete the term vacated by Council Member Kathy Miller, who was elected to the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. 
  • He was elected to serve District 2 in the November 2016 General Election and began his first elected term in January 2017.
  • Wright was appointed as Vice Mayor by Mayor Tubbs in January 2019.
  • He was elected to serve his second elected term in the March 2020 Primary election, having received the majority of votes within District 2 and began his term in January 2021.


Wright’s priorities for his term on the Council are to:

  • Ensure financial stability following the approval of the City’s bankruptcy exit plan;
  • Increase public safety;
  • Increase Stockton’s workforce development and employment opportunities; and
  • Support early literacy programs and preschool opportunities for children.


Office Hours

Councilmember Wright typically holds a monthly Community Office Hour.

Upcoming Office Hour

  • News Release - Monday, December 11, 2023
  • Arnold Rue Community Center, 5758 Lorraine Ave.
  • In-person, one-on-one discussions
  • 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Call for an appointment: (209) 937-8279.


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Contact Information

Councilmember Dan Wright

425 N. El Dorado Street

Stockton, CA 95202

(209) 937-8244




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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 12/5/2023