Ritter in La Junta, Colorado
|First Lady of Colorado|
January 9, 2007 – January 11, 2011
|Preceded by||Frances Owens|
|Succeeded by||Helen Thorpe|
|Spouse(s)||Bill Ritter (m. 1983)|
|Alma mater||University of Northern Colorado|
Jeannie Ritter (born 1958 Virginia) is an American special education teacher and mental health activist, who served as the First Lady of Colorado from 2007 until 2011. She is the wife of former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter.
Ritter has helped to raise awareness regarding mental health, citing that her perspective on mental health was influenced by her training as a teacher for emotionally disturbed children and having an older sister who suffers from bipolar disorder. She previously had served in the Peace Corps in Tunisia.