Family: Wife: Peggy 4 Children: Will, Peyton, Anney, Whitney.
Birth date: 05/06/1954
Birthplace: Beaumont, TX
Home City: Nederland, TX
Diploma, Forest Park High School, 1972.
Vice Chairman, Allied Building Stores, 1996-1998
President, Ritter Lumber Company, 1988-1998
Sales/Management, Ritter Lumber Company, 1972-1988.
Representative, Texas State House of Representatives, 1998-present.
Member, Chamber of Commerce
Member, Coastal Conservation Association
Member, First Baptist Church, Nederland
Member, Governor's Small Business Council
Member, National Rifle Association
Member, Nederland Economic and Development Council
Trust Fund Board, Nederland Senior Citizens
Member, Southwestern Cattle Association
Member, Texas Construction Industry Council
Member, Texas and Southwest Cattlemen's Association
Member, Young Men's Business League.
Member, Lumbermen's Political Action Committee
Legislative Committee, Lumbermen's Association of Texas.
Land and Resource Management, Member
Ways and Means, Vice Chair