Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Allan Ritter District 21 (R-Nederland)

Industry
Ranching/Agriculture
Education
Diploma, Forest Park High School, 1972
Spouse
Peggy
Committees
  • Natural Resources (Chair)
  • Ways & Means
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Ritter is the president of Ritter Lumber Company and Triple R Brothers. He also runs a ranch.

  • He owns mineral rights on eight parcels of land in Panola.

Property

  • Residence in Nederland valued at $386,030

  • Two acres of land in Sabine County

Analysis

  • The Beaumont Enterprise reported in 2004 that then-Democrat Ritter's largest single donation, of $30,000, had come from Texans for Lawsuit Reform, which supported tort reform legislation that Ritter helped pass in 2003.

  • Ritter was fined $1,000 by the Texas Ethics Commission in 2006 after he filed an amended report saying that he had received gifts worth more than $250 from members of a committee he chaired. He correctly reported committee gifts in 2010 and 2011.