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{{TOCnestright}}'''Debbie Riddle''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Texas House of Representatives]], representing District 150 since winning a special election in April 2002.  
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Debbie Riddle''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Texas House of Representatives]], representing District 150. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election in April 2002.
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
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Riddle is a horse breeder with an AA from Southwestern University.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=49847 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Riddle]</ref>
Riddle is a horse breeder, with an AA from Southwestern University.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=49847 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Riddle]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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===Sponsored legislation===
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*HB 47 - Relating to the procedures for registering to vote and accepting a voter at a polling place.
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*HB 49 - Relating to the creation of the offense of criminal trespass by illegal aliens and to certain procedures for arresting illegal aliens suspected of committing criminal offenses.
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*HB 3244 - Relating to the establishment of a centralized sex offender registration authority in certain counties in this state.
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*HB 3679 - Relating to the registration of certain voters at a polling place and related procedures.<ref>[http://www.legis.state.tx.us/Reports/Report.aspx?ID=author&LegSess=81R&Code=A4220 Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Riddle]</ref>
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===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
Riddle's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://debbieriddle.org/issues/ ''debbieriddle.org'' - Issues]</ref>
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====2012====
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Riddle's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://debbieriddle.org/issues/ ''debbieriddle.org'' - Issues]</ref>
  
 
'''Illegal Immigration
 
'''Illegal Immigration
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'''Voter Id and Proof of Citizenship
 
'''Voter Id and Proof of Citizenship
 
*Excerpt:"The sovereign right to vote that you and I are guaranteed as citizens of this nation is our most precious freedom, second only to our freedom of religion. This right must be protected through the use of photo identification at the voting place and a requirement that each voter prove upon registration that they are a citizen of the United States."
 
*Excerpt:"The sovereign right to vote that you and I are guaranteed as citizens of this nation is our most precious freedom, second only to our freedom of religion. This right must be protected through the use of photo identification at the voting place and a requirement that each voter prove upon registration that they are a citizen of the United States."
 
===Sponsored legislation===
 
*HB 47 - Relating to the procedures for registering to vote and accepting a voter at a polling place.
 
*HB 49 - Relating to the creation of the offense of criminal trespass by illegal aliens and to certain procedures for arresting illegal aliens suspected of committing criminal offenses.
 
*HB 3244 - Relating to the establishment of a centralized sex offender registration authority in certain counties in this state.
 
*HB 3679 - Relating to the registration of certain voters at a polling place and related procedures.<ref>[http://www.legis.state.tx.us/Reports/Report.aspx?ID=author&LegSess=81R&Code=A4220 Texas Legislature - Bills Authored/Joint Authored by Rep. Riddle]</ref>
 
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2004===
 
===2004===
  
On November 4, 2004 Riddle won re-election to the [[Texas House of Representatives]] from Texas's 150th District, unopposed.<ref>[http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe Texas House official election results for 2004]</ref>  
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On November 4, 2004 Riddle won re-election to the [[Texas House of Representatives]] from Texas's 150th District after running unopposed.<ref>[http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe Texas House official election results for 2004]</ref>  
  
 
Riddle raised $65,067 for her campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=TX&y=2004&f=H&so=O#sorttable District 150 Texas House candidate funds, 2004]</ref>  
 
Riddle raised $65,067 for her campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=TX&y=2004&f=H&so=O#sorttable District 150 Texas House candidate funds, 2004]</ref>  
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===2002===
 
===2002===
  
On November 4, 2002 Riddle won election to the [[Texas House of Representatives]] from Texas's 150th District, unopposed.<ref>[http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe Texas House official election results for 2002]</ref>  
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On November 4, 2002 Riddle won election to the [[Texas House of Representatives]] from Texas's 150th District after running unopposed.<ref>[http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe Texas House official election results for 2002]</ref>  
  
 
Riddle raised $213,441 for her campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=TX&y=2002&f=H&so=O#sorttable District 150 Texas House candidate funds, 2002]</ref>  
 
Riddle raised $213,441 for her campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=TX&y=2002&f=H&so=O#sorttable District 150 Texas House candidate funds, 2002]</ref>  
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===2010===
 
===2010===
Riddle raised a total of $176,879 in 2010. Below are Riddle's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117786 Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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Riddle raised a total of $176,879 in 2010. Below are Riddle's top five campaign contributors in the 2010 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117786 Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions]</ref>
 
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===2006===  
 
===2006===  
  
In the 2006 election, Riddle raised a total of $144,808. <ref name="FTM3">[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=81152 Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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In the 2006 election, Riddle raised a total of $144,808.<ref name="FTM3">[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=81152 Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions]</ref>
  
 
Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:
 
Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:
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===2004===  
 
===2004===  
  
In the 2004 election, Riddle raised a total of $65,067. <ref name="FTM4">[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=64039 Follow the Money - 2004 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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In the 2004 election, Riddle raised a total of $65,067.<ref name="FTM4">[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=64039 Follow the Money - 2004 Campaign contributions]</ref>
  
 
Her five largest contributors in 2004 were:
 
Her five largest contributors in 2004 were:
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===2002===  
 
===2002===  
  
In the 2002 election, Riddle raised a total of $213,441. <ref name="FTM5">[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=6413 Follow the Money - 2002 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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In the 2002 election, Riddle raised a total of $213,441.<ref name="FTM5">[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=6413 Follow the Money - 2002 Campaign contributions]</ref>
  
 
Her five largest contributors in 2002 were:
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
She and husband Mike have three children and operate their family business, R&R Horse Farms. <ref>[http://www.texastribune.org/directory/debbie-riddle/ The Texas Tribune, "State Rep. Debbie Riddle"]</ref>
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Riddle and her husband, Mike, have three children and operate their family business, R&R Horse Farms.<ref>[http://www.texastribune.org/directory/debbie-riddle/ The Texas Tribune, "State Rep. Debbie Riddle"]</ref>
  
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*[http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/php/filer.php?acct=00051296coh Official Campaign Contributions]
 
*[http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/php/filer.php?acct=00051296coh Official Campaign Contributions]
 
* Follow The Money, Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117786 2010],[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=112085 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=81152 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=64039 2004]
 
* Follow The Money, Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117786 2010],[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=112085 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=81152 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=64039 2004]
*[http://www.freedomspeaks.com/official/71831/texas-(tx)-state-representative-debbie-riddle-%5Btx-house-of-representatives%5D Freedom Speaks profile]
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20090928042400/http://www.freedomspeaks.com/official/71831/texas-%28tx%29-state-representative-debbie-riddle-%5Btx-house-of-representatives%5D Freedom Speaks profile] (Archive)
 
*[http://www.gregsopinion.com/pedia/index.php?title=HD150 Texas Political Almanac HD 150 page]
 
*[http://www.gregsopinion.com/pedia/index.php?title=HD150 Texas Political Almanac HD 150 page]
 
*[http://www.txdirectory.com/online/person/?id=17113&office=16805 Texas State Directory profile]
 
*[http://www.txdirectory.com/online/person/?id=17113&office=16805 Texas State Directory profile]

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Debbie Riddle
Debbie Riddle.jpg
Texas State House, District 150
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedApril 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sSouthwestern University
Personal
ProfessionHorse breeder
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Debbie Riddle is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 150. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election in April 2002.

Biography

Riddle is a horse breeder with an AA from Southwestern University.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Riddle served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Corrections
Transportation

2011-2012

Riddle served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

  • HB 47 - Relating to the procedures for registering to vote and accepting a voter at a polling place.
  • HB 49 - Relating to the creation of the offense of criminal trespass by illegal aliens and to certain procedures for arresting illegal aliens suspected of committing criminal offenses.
  • HB 3244 - Relating to the establishment of a centralized sex offender registration authority in certain counties in this state.
  • HB 3679 - Relating to the registration of certain voters at a polling place and related procedures.[2]

Campaign themes

2012

Riddle's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

Illegal Immigration

  • Excerpt:"We must stop all public benefits to illegal immigrants, punish employers who hire them, and allow our local law enforcement officials to expedite the process of arresting and deporting them to their country of origin."

Appraisal Caps

  • Excerpt:"We must continue to fight to allow counties to set an appraisal cap as low as three percent to protect families from losing the American Dream."

Margins Tax

  • Excerpt:"We must repeal the tax immediately, return to a broad-based franchise tax, and replace the difference in state income by eliminating wasteful government spending."

Voter Id and Proof of Citizenship

  • Excerpt:"The sovereign right to vote that you and I are guaranteed as citizens of this nation is our most precious freedom, second only to our freedom of religion. This right must be protected through the use of photo identification at the voting place and a requirement that each voter prove upon registration that they are a citizen of the United States."

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Riddle won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 150. Riddle defeated James Wilson in the May 29 primary election and defeated Brad Neal (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 150, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Riddle Incumbent 69.7% 44,454
     Democratic Brad Neal 30.3% 19,343
Total Votes 63,797


Texas House of Representatives District 150 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Riddle 80.9% 9,010
James Wilson 19.1% 2,133
Total Votes 11,143

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Riddle won re-election in District 150. She was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated Democrat Brad Neal and Libertarian Eric Holdt in the November 2 general election.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 150
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Debbie Riddle (R) 34,607 71.29%
Brad Neal (D) 13,027 26.83%
Eric Holdt (L) 904 1.86%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Riddle won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from the 150th District, defeating Democrat Brad Neal and Libertarian Ken Petty. She received 43,972 votes in the election, ahead of Neal (22,916) and Petty (1,449).[8] Riddle raised $113,610 for her campaign; Neal raised $8,750.[9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 150
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Debbie Riddle (R) 43,972 64.34%
Brad Neal (D) 22,916 33.53%
Ken Petty (L) 1,449 2.12%

2006

On November 4, 2006 Riddle won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 150th District, defeating Dot Nelson-Turnier (D).[10]

Riddle raised $144,808 for her campaign while Nelson-Turnier raised $8,078.[11]

Texas House of Representatives, District 150 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Debbie Riddle (R) 22,585
Dot Nelson-Turnier (D) 15,707

2004

On November 4, 2004 Riddle won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 150th District after running unopposed.[12]

Riddle raised $65,067 for her campaign.[13]

Texas House of Representatives, District 150 (2004)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Debbie Riddle (R) 44,425

2002

On November 4, 2002 Riddle won election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 150th District after running unopposed.[14]

Riddle raised $213,441 for her campaign.[15]

Texas House of Representatives, District 150 (2002)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Debbie Riddle (D) 26,174

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

Riddle raised a total of $176,879 in 2010. Below are Riddle's top five campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[16]

Contributor 2010 total
Murray, Pat L. $85,000
Lanier, W. Mark $17,830
Perry, Bob J. $10,000
Maxxam Inc. $3,500
Friends of the University of Houston $3,000

2008

In the 2008 election, Riddle raised a total of $113,610.[17]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Perry, Bob J $7,000
Allen Boone Humphries Robinson $3,000
Lanier, Mark $2,500
Hotze, S F $2,500
5 Donors, Each Donating $2,000[17] $2,000

2006

In the 2006 election, Riddle raised a total of $144,808.[18]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Riddle, Michael $30,000
Sarvadi, Paul Or Vicki $10,000
Perry, Bob J $6,000
Texas Association Of Mortgage Attorneys $5,000
Riddle, Deborah $5,000

2004

In the 2004 election, Riddle raised a total of $65,067.[19]

Her five largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Streusand, Benjamin $5,000
Stephen Toplansky Investments $5,000
Medical Center for Immune & Toxic Disorders $2,500
Texas Association of Realtors $2,000
Johnson Sr, Robert $1,500

2002

In the 2002 election, Riddle raised a total of $213,441.[20]

Her five largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Riddle, Deborah $66,232
Riddle, Deborah $57,993
Sarvadi, Vicki $15,000
Perry, Bob J & Doylene $5,000
Texas Tea Party PAC Account $5,000

Scorecards

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[21] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011

Debbie Riddle received a grade of B+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Riddle and her husband, Mike, have three children and operate their family business, R&R Horse Farms.[22]

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