|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 1|
|2011 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|J.D.||University of Connecticut School of Law, 2007|
Ritter earned his BA in Government from Colby College in 2004. He went on to receive his JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2007. He is currently employed as an attorney.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ritter served on the following committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Planning and Development|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ritter served on these committees:
|Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Executive and Legislative Nominations|
|• Planning and Development|
Ritter ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 1. Ritter ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He defeated Kenneth Leman (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. 
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 1, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Matthew D. Ritter Incumbent||93.6%||6,038|
|Republican||Kenneth B. Lerman||6.4%||413|
|Connecticut House of Representatives, District 1 General Election (2010)|
|Matthew Ritter (D)||4,628|
|Kenneth Lermon (R)||398|
|Emanuel Lorenzo Blake (Ind)||56|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Ritter raised $55,274 in contributions. 
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $51,399 to his campaign.
Yankee Institute's Voter Guide
- See also: Yankee Institute's Voter Guide
The Yankee Institute, a pro-market think tank, releases its Voter Guide after each two-year legislative term. Each member of the Connecticut General Assembly receives a score from 0 to 10 based on how he or she voted in ten key votes. The Institute selects key votes which "reveal the differences between those legislators that would harness the power of individual liberty and the market to improve lives, and those that prefer a centrally-planned approach." A legislator with a 10 voted in agreement with the Yankee Institute on all 10 votes, while a legislator with a 0 voted against the Yankee Institute's views or was absent for all 10 votes.
Ritter received a score of 0 on the Yankee Institute's Voter Guide for 2011-12, tied with 72 others for the lowest score among the 152 members of the Connecticut House of Representatives. He did not receive a score for the 2009-10 term because he was not yet in the legislature.
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- Governor interviews political practices candidates - Ct Post
- Conn. lawmakers under pressure to restore cuts - The Hour
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Ritter has a wife, Marilyn Katz.
- House website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- ↑ Connecticut Secretary of State "Candidate list" Accessed June 19, 2012
- ↑ Connecticut Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Connecticut Secretary of State "Election Results 2012" Accessed November 21, 2012
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Yankee Institute for Public Policy, Yankee Institute Voter Guide for 2011-12, October 19, 2012, p. 1
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