Allan Ritter Retiring From Texas House

After nearly 15 years in the Texas House, state Rep. Allan Ritter, R-Nederland, announced his retirement on Friday. 

"In 1998 voters took a chance on me and together we have witnessed some history and worked to help shape a positive and productive future for Texas," Ritter said in a statement. "My constituents have always been generous with their support and in true southeast Texas fashion, unapologetic in their critiques of my legislative actions. I needed both and will always cherish both."

As the chairman of the Natural Resources committee, Ritter, the president of Ritter Lumber, successfully pushed for ...

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