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.