POSTED: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 3:31am
UPDATED: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 12:53pm
Ritter switching from Democrat to Republican
Beaumont---The Associated Press says; State Representative Allan Ritter says he will announce this week he's switching from the Democrat to
the Republican Party.
Ritter, D-Nederland, told KFDM television in Beaumont on Saturday, he will be able to better serve his Southeast Texas district as a member of the GOP.
Ritter said he has served the district for the past 12 years as a fiscally conservative Democrat, but that the district has changed to solidly Republican.
Ritter has served in the Texas House since 1998 in a district that lies entirely within Jefferson County. He will make a formal announcement in Austin this week.