Member

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1987 Representative 131 Democrat
1988 Representative 131 Democrat
1989 Representative 131 Democrat
1990 Representative 131 Democrat
1991 Representative 131 Democrat
1992 Representative 131 Democrat
1993 Representative 131 Democrat
1994 Representative 131 Democrat
Counties Lehigh

Biography

02/28/1953 -


RITTER, Karen A., a Representative from Lehigh County; born in Shirley, Middlesex County, Ma., February 28, 1953; graduated, L. E. Dieruff High School, 1971; paralegal certificate, Northampton County Area Community College, 1978; manager, title insurance agency; elected, council, Allentown (1982-1986); member, Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women; member, Lehigh Valley Democratic Association; member, Lehigh Valley Young Democrats; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1987 term and reelected to serve 3 more consecutive terms; appointed, Deputy Whip; appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (1989-1994); appointed, Select Committee on Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services in Pennsylvania (1990); not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1995 term; unsuccessful campaign. Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor (1994); president, Strategic Communications Consultants (1994-present); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1997).