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.


Councilmember Wright 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.


In addition to his Council responsibilities, Wright is an elementary school principal for Stockton Unified School District.  He served previously for Stockton Unified at the Assistant Superintendent and Director levels.  His responsibilities as a principal make him an active member of the community.  He has been a member of the steering committee for the Read to Me, Stockton early literacy initiative since it began in 2011.   


Councilmember 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. 


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

  • Ensuring financial stability following the approval of the City’s bankruptcy exit plan,
  • Increasing public safety,
  • Increasing Stockton’s workforce development and employment opportunities, and
  • Supporting early literacy programs and preschool opportunities for children.


Office Hours

Councilmember Wright holds his monthly Community Office Hour the first Monday of every month from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Upcoming Office Hour - Mon., November 7, 2016


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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 --- 10/26/2016