east of Denver. The sixth of 12 kids, he attended
Catholic schools, and spent his first two years
of high school on a scholarship at St. Anthony’s
Seminary in San Antonio, Texas. When his father
left the family, Ritter was 13; thereafter, he and
his brothers worked, mostly in construction
(though he found time to captain the football
team at Gateway High School). He saved money
for college, took out student loans and enrolled
at Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort
Collins. During law school at the University of
Colorado, he interned with the Denver District
Attorney’s Office, and that’s where he worked,
as deputy district attorney, after graduating in
1981. Before turning 30, Ritter tried and won
a couple of high-profile murder and attempted-murder cases, and also earned a reputation for
defending victims’ rights.
would pass easily.”
And so, he said, “I had this inchoate sense of
the importance of clean energy to public health
and the climate. When I ran for governor, I
made a promise, that we as a state could take
full advantage of clean and renewable energy
sources, and efficiency, for both environmental
and economic benefit.” ➣
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