JOHN RITTER is asking for your vote to WIN the PA-25 House District seat.
MY GOAL is to represent our district at the State Capitol and to serve the residents and businesses in our neighborhoods.
WHAT IS PA-25?
Over 60,000 fellow citizens of Plum, Monroeville, Pitcairn, East McKeesport, North Versailles, Wall, Wilmerding, Turtle Creek, and part of Trafford.
For me.... home!
Our district has been served by a single approach for over 35 years. I am running as a candidate with the vision to move our district forward.
John Ritter's Three Main Issues:
IMPROVING the ECONOMY
I am focused on THE ECONOMY.
What is our current Representative's plan to get everyone back to work safely and quickly?
The current plan is Not Working; And the "extended unemployment" approach equates to "borrowing from ourselves". How does that work, exactly?
Silence is NOT golden. Coddling constituents in challenging times is NOT leadership. I HAVE imagination and want to get our region back to the work-and-reward model.
I've served as a Board Member of the Gateway School District for over six years, helping to oversee critical business functions. Other area businesses will benefit from my application of a consistent, prudent, and reasonable approach.
Recall that our region boasted strong economic, residential, and industrial growth until the model of individual challenge was replaced with increasing government dependence beginning a few decades ago.
IMPROVING the QUALITY of EDUCATION
I am focused on the subject of EDUCATION
My immediate family of democrats, republicans, and independents has earned more than 25 college degrees and/or trade school certificates and have been solidly based in our region.
A large, diverse family offers the advantage of a wide, natural circle of voices - each respected, each appreciated. This also happens to be the proper model for a healthy educational environment.
I have personally paid off all of my college loans.
John Ritter is a thought leader with vision:
John has served on the School Board for over six years.
Named liaison to Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA) by the Gateway School Board.
John knows the Harrisburg education maze and understands that narrowly-focused groups may not always have our students and parents/guardians broader interests in view.
John serves on Health Level Seven (HL7), International's "Education Advisory Council" -- helping to provide education worldwide regarding health care information technology standards. John also co-created and taught certain HL7 Educational Tutorials and provided Ambassador Briefings around the world.
John is the principal author of the HL7 SHIFT (School Health Innovation Framework leveraging Technology) document -- educating all school health stakeholders on techniques for improving students' health, safety, and security.
John’s extensive knowledge of giving, receiving, and creating education via a professional and imaginative process is a bonus for our region.
John has balanced the abstract demands of community and educational requirements and the nuts and bolts of opportunities, budgets, contracts, and personnel.
John has the vision and practical experience that can benefit our local schools.
IMPROVING COMPETENCY through EXCELLENCE OF CHARACTER
I am focused on the issue of basic COMPETENCY and CHARACTER
My list of community service (outside of professional employment) includes:
Gateway School District Board member and Vice President. Volunteer High School Head Diving coach. Volunteer High School Track & Field coach.
John illustrates his vision of service by tackling the tough issues of International health standards.
HL7 International (Health Care Standards Development organization) Fellow, Volunteer of the Year, and Ambassador.
Health Care Standards evangelist for Central and South America.
Founder, HL7 International Mentoring Committee (targeting outreaches to the continent of Africa).
Masters in Computer Science Applications; Bachelors in Computer Science; Bachelors in Health Education.
Western PA HIMSS Board of Director member and Advocacy Chair.
HIMSS Chapter Advocacy Roundtable Vice-Chair North-Eastern U.S.
ISO Technical Committee 215 (Healthcare Informatics) U.S. Technical Advisory Group member.
National Day of Prayer, local committee member.
National Motto Group, local founder.
FINALLY, REGARDING COMPETENCY AND CHARACTER: I was granted high-level security clearance early in my career.
I am a musician and produced a record album. I am a former quality Athlete: a high school and college record holder.