Daniel Wright is a descendant of the William Blake family, the first settlers in Oak Hill. Mr. Wright began his term as mayor on July 1, 2019. He is focusing on issues that are affecting our city, such as combating drug abuse, aiding the homeless population, and re-opening local businesses that have closed.
His extensive teaching career commenced at Nuttall High School and went on to Midland Trail High and Oak Hill High before becoming a professor of history at Glenville State College. In 1992 he was elected to the Fayette County Board of Education; he was reelected in 1996 and 2000. During his tenure he served as Vice President and President. In 2004 Wright was elected to a 6-year term as the Circuit Clerk of Fayette County and reelected to another term in 2010, from which he retired Jan. 1, 2017.
One of his favorite hobbies is to collect historical political memorabilia. Fayette County Commission named him county historian in 2010.