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 her Opposition to Trade Deal

Former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said Wednesday he still supports Hillary Clinton, who lauded the Trans-Pacific Partnership he helped negotiate during her tenure as secretary of state but has more recently opposed it.

 

Attorney General Greg Abbott indicates his willingness to sue President Obama on immigration during a press conference Nov. 24, 2014.
Attorney General Greg Abbott indicates his willingness to sue President Obama on immigration during a press conference Nov. 24, 2014.

The Brief: Nov. 25, 2014

Gov.-elect Greg Abbott indicated on Monday that Texas could soon file suit over the Obama administration's executive order intended to protect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from the threat of immediate deportation.

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.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, have both made education a central point in their gubernatorial bids.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, have both made education a central point in their gubernatorial bids.

The Brief: April 1, 2014

The focus of the governor's race swung back to public education on Monday with GOP candidate Greg Abbott rolling out a pre-K proposal in a Weslaco elementary school.

State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, officially files her candidacy for governor in front of a crowd of supporters at uShip’s headquarters in Austin on Nov. 9, 2013.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, officially files her candidacy for governor in front of a crowd of supporters at uShip’s headquarters in Austin on Nov. 9, 2013.

The Brief: Nov. 18, 2013

Texas Democrats find themselves in a position similar to that of the Houston Texans — wondering how to break a lengthy losing streak.

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.