Councilmember Dan Wright worked as a school administrator for Stockton Unified School District for 25 years, retiring as Acting Superintendent in 2018. He was appointed to a vacant seat on the Stockton City Council in January 2015, elected to a full four-year term in November 2016, and re-elected to another term in March 2020. In addition to his roles as a councilmember and vice mayor, he is 2nd Vice President of the League of California Cities (LOCC) Central Valley Division.
He serves as a director on the LOCC Housing, Community, and Economic Development Policy Committee, the California Council of Governments, the San Joaquin Valley Regional Policy Council, The San Joaquin Valley Early Action Planning Committee for Housing, and the San Joaquin Council of Governments. In addition to his state and regional policy work, Vice Mayor Wright also sits on several committees concerning the role water plays in the development of the San Joaquin Valley. These include the San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency, the San Joaquin County Advisory Water Commission, and the Eastern San Joaquin Groundwater Authority Board of Directors.
He has been involved in developing a Community Choice Energy Aggregation policy for Stockton and San Joaquin County since 2016. He has been married to Grace Gonzalez Wright for 36 years, and they have two adult children.