Tribpedia: Ron Kirk

Ron Kirk (born 1954) is the U.S. Trade Representative in the Obama administration.

As trade representative, Kirk serves as the President's trade advisor, negotiator and spokesperson on trade issues. He is the first African American to hold this position.

He served as mayor of Dallas in 1995 to 2002 and narrowly lost by a margin of 43 to ...

U.S. Trade Rep. Ron Kirk speaking at the state Democratic convention on June 8, 2012.
U.S. Trade Rep. Ron Kirk speaking at the state Democratic convention on June 8, 2012.

Kirk Supports Clinton Despite Opposition to Trade Deal

Former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said Wednesday that he believes the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade deal he helped negotiate, is critical for the future of the American economy. And he said he still supports Hillary Clinton, who lauded the deal during her tenure as secretary of state but has more recently opposed it.


TribFest: Can the Center Hold?

At the 2014 Texas Tribune Festival, former U.S. Sens. Bill Bradley and Kay Bailey Hutchison, former U.S. Ambassador Jon M. Huntsman, former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed discussed the nation's polarized political landscape.

Mexican Firm's Bankruptcy Case Has Cross-Border Impact

A bankruptcy case pending in a Dallas courtroom has analysts waiting to see if the outcome could affect how U.S.-based companies do business in Mexico. At stake is whether or not a judge will uphold a Mexican court’s ruling that some say left U.S. bondholders on the short end of a deal with a Mexican company.

Ron Kirk: The TT Interview

The U.S. trade representative took a brief time-out during his visit to Austin last week to talk with the Tribune about trade with Mexico, public perception of the Obama administration, Dallas politics and his own political future.