City of Yuma Councilmember Gary Wright


Phone: (928) 373-5002
Fax: (928) 373-5004

Born in Minnesota, March 29, 1950, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wright. Attended and graduated from Bear Creek High School in 1968. I have two brothers, Frank and Ronald, and two sisters, Carol and Diane. Married Joan A. Bear in 1983. Attended Lamar Jr. College, 1968-1970 on a basketball scholarship and graduated with an AA Degree. Received a basketball scholarship from Fort Lewis College and graduated with a BA Degree in 1972. Attended Adams State College for post graduate work and received a MA Degree in Education in 1973.

Professional Career: Retired school teacher in the State of Arizona, 30 years of service. Retired from Yuma School District One in 2003, as a Special Education Teacher. Elected to the School Board for Yuma Elementary School District One, 2007 through 2011.

Other Achievements: licensed FAA Pilot and Licensed Real Estate Agent for the State of Arizona, partnership with the First Christian Church with housing for Drug Rehabilitation Program for two years, and partnership with the Rise Adult Rehabilitation for Disability program for two plus years providing housing.

Elected to City Council in 2013. Strongest Belief: "Yuma is another name for Opportunity"

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