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Collin County Constable Joe Wright is identified as member of the Oath Keepers extremist group

Constable Joe Wright.
Collin County
A civil rights group claims that Collin County Constable Joe Wright.

The Anti-Defamation League has identified Collin County Constable Joe Wright as a member of a the Oath Keepers, an anti-government extremist group.

Wright was listed in the civil rights organization’s report on members of the Oath Keepers. The group is an antigovernment organization that includes members who were arrested for their involvement in the attack at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

KERA has reached out to the constable’s office for comment.

The Precinct 4 constable is serving his third term as constable, which ends in 2024. He was first elected in 2012. He joined the oath keepers before he took office, according to the report from the ADL.

Alex Friedfeld, an investigative researcher on extremism with the ADL, said Wright used his campaign email,, to sign up with the Oath Keepers. He said even if Wright has since left the organization, the fact that he joined is still cause for concern.

“There was something in that message that appealed to him,” Friedfeld said.

Precinct 4 includes parts of Frisco, McKinney, Celina and Prosper.

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Caroline Love is a Report For America corps member for KERA News.

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Caroline Love covers Collin County for KERA and is a member of the Report for America corps. Previously, Caroline covered daily news at Houston Public Media. She has a master's degree from Northwestern University with an emphasis on investigative social justice journalism. During grad school, she reported three feature stories for KERA. She also has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Texas Christian University and interned with KERA's Think in 2019.