Bill Ritter, Jr. was elected as Colorado’s 41st governor in 2006 – the first Colorado-born governor in more than 35 years. Gov. Ritter is leading Colorado forward by bringing people together to tackle some of our state’s biggest challenges. He has:
• Established Colorado as a national and international leader in renewable energy by building a New Energy Economy that is creating thousands of new jobs and establishing hundreds of new companies.
• Enacted an aggressive business-development and job-creation agenda that is focused on knowledge-based industries of the future, such as energy, aerospace, biosciences, information technology and tourism.
• Initiated sweeping K-12 education reforms to give Colorado children the skills and knowledge they need to compete and succeed in a 21st century global economy.
• Improved access to quality and affordable health care for many of the 800,000 Coloradans who lack health coverage.
Gov. Ritter also is leading Colorado forward by modernizing our transportation system, protecting Colorado’s natural treasures and improving the way state government does business.