Rep. Matt Ritter, a lifelong Hartford resident, is Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives.

He was first elected in 2010 to the Connecticut General Assembly where he represents the 1st Assembly District in Hartford.

Matt served four years as House Majority Leader and two years as the Co-Chair of the Public Health Committee where he worked to address the opioid crisis, increase hospital fee transparency, and require that more mental health services be covered by the private insurance market.

Since being elected in 2010, Matt has been named one of the Hartford Business Journal's "40 Under Forty," been honored by the North Central Regional Mental Health Board, been named a "Community Champion" by the Connecticut Community Providers Association and been recognized by the Connecticut State Medical Society.

Matt has also been recognized by the Oral Health Society, UConn, Voices of Women of Color, HARC, the Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association, AARP-CT, Connecticut Radiologists, and received the Sen. Chris Murphy award from the Connecticut Young Democrats.

Prior to being elected to the General Assembly, Matt served on the Hartford City Council for three years where he chaired the Planning & Economic Development and Legislative Affairs committees.

Matt graduated from Colby College with a major in Government and received his law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law graduating with honors in 2007.

Matt is a practicing attorney in Hartford and resides in Hartford with his wife, Marilyn Katz, their two children Jack and Emma, and their dog, Dublin.