Colten Wright is a lifelong Florida resident and has called Santa Rosa County and Gulf Breeze home since 1990. Wright has owned and operated several businesses, ranging from music and event production to retail sales. He started his first business at 17, while in high school. In 2003, he founded The Tool Shack and has led the company through many years of growth.
Colten graduated from Gulf Breeze High School in 1993 and then studied criminal justice at Pensacola State College.
Wright is a graduate of Leadership Santa Rosa Class 28. He then served on the executive board of Leadership Santa Rosa for four years and finally as chairman in 2017. Prior to being elected as a county commissioner, Wright served on the planning and zoning board as well as the Local Option Sales Tax Oversight Committee. Wright is an active member of several organizations, such as the Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Navarre Area Chamber of Commerce.
Wright married Regina in 2001 and they have two daughters, Reagan and Paige. He and his family enjoy traveling, watching live music, shooting and motorsports. Occasionally, he can still be seen riding and jumping a BMX bike.