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Rep. Riddle, Debbie

District 150

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Capitol Address:

Room 4N.7

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0572

(512) 463-1908 Fax

District Address:

17207 Kuykendahl, Suite 108

Spring, TX 77379

281-257-4222

281-257-4224 Fax

Counties Represented:

Harris (part)

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Biography

Debbie Riddle is a native Houstonian and proud Texan. She graduated from Waltrip High School and attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. She and her husband Mike have lived in the Spring/Tomball area for over 30 years. They are very proud of their large family- three grown children and their spouses and ten grandchildren. Debbie has served her community as a Realtor, Cub Scout Den Mother (her two sons are Eagle Scouts), volunteer firefighter, volunteer EMT, and a preschool Sunday school Teacher at Champion Forest Baptist Church.

Debbie ran for state representative and was sworn into office in April of 2002. Her first full session was in 2003. Since then she has authored or sponsored 29 bills that have passed into law and has co-or-joint authored or sponsored another 71 bills including major legislation on Tort Reform and the Defense of Marriage Act. She is very proud of passing House Bill 8, "Jessica's Law" in 2007 which gave prosecutors important tools allowing them to prosecute and seek life without parole for the most serious of offenders, habitual and repeat pedophiles.

She has written the book, Taking Back Your Country, Your Community and Your Kids, has been a frequent guest on KTRH radio, local TV, as well as appearing on Geraldo, Fox and Friends, Greta Van Susteren, CNN and BBC.

On the National level, Debbie serves on the board of the Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs in Washington, D.C., and she has served as president of the National Order of Women Legislators, the membership arm of the National Foundation for Women Legislators. In March of 2010, she traveled to Baghdad with the NFWL to monitor the fledgling democracy's elections and give her support to the citizens who risked their lives to make their voices heard.

Debbie has received numerous awards including:

Awards received in 2003/2004 - 78th Legislature
Law & Order Award - Texas District and County Attorney's Association
Legislator of the Year - Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas
Legislative Excellence Award - Texas Municipal Police Association

Awards received in 2005/2006 - 79th Legislature
Legislator of the Year - Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (TAHSA)
Certificate of Appreciation Award - Spring Volunteer Fire Department

Awards received in 2007/2008 - 80th Legislature
Defender of Life Award - Justice Foundation
Legislator of the Year - Texas District and County Attorney's Association (2nd time awarded)
Legislator of the Year - Texas Municipal Police Association (2nd time awarded)
Taxpayer Hero - Texans for Fiscal Responsibility
Conservative Leader Award - Heritage Alliance
Recognition of Appreciation - Harris County Medical Society
Champion of Free Enterprise - Texas Association of Business
Defender of the American Dream - Americans for Prosperity
Community Hero Award - Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce
Smart on Crime Spending Award - Texas Criminal Justice Coalition

Awards received in 2009/2010 - 81st Legislature
Defender of the American Dream - Americans for Prosperity

Awards received in 2011/2012 - 82nd Legislature
Conservative Champion Award - Conservative Republicans of Texas
Texas Taxpayer Advocate Award

Awards received in 2013/2014 - 83rd Legislature
Dedication and Service to the State of Texas - Daughters of Liberty Republican Women
Friend of Texas A&M - Texas A&M University

Awards received in 2015/2016 - 84th Legislature
Fighter for Free Enterprise - Texas Association of Business
Effective Conservative Lawmaker - Conservative Roundtable of Texas
Courageous Defender of Life - Texas Alliance for Life

Awards Received
Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement - Texas Police Chiefs Association

Debbie Riddle es nativa de Houston y orgullosa texana. Se graduó de la Escuela Secundaria Waltrip y asistió a la Universidad Southwestern en Georgetown, Texas. Ella y su esposo, Mike, han vivido en el área de Spring/Tomball durante más de treinta años. Están muy orgullosos de su numerosa familia, tres hijos y sus esposas y diez nietos. Debbie ha servido a su comunidad como un agente de bienes raíces, Cub Scout Den Mother (sus dos hijos son Eagle Scouts), bombera voluntaria, voluntaria EMT y como maestra preescolar de la escuela dominical en la iglesia Champion Forest Baptist.

Debbie se postuló para representante estatal y asumió el cargo en abril de 2002. Su primera sesión completa fue en 2003. Desde entonces, ha sido autora o ha patrocinado veintinueve proyectos de ley que se han promulgado, y ha sido coautora o ha copatrocinado otros setenta y un proyectos de ley, incluyendo la importante legislación sobre la Reforma de Responsabilidad Civil y la Ley de Defensa del Matrimonio. Ella está muy orgullosa de la promulgación del Proyecto de Ley 8, la "Ley Jessica" en 2007, que proporcionó herramientas sustanciales a los fiscales para procesar y sentenciar a prisión perpetua, sin libertad condicional a los delincuentes más serios, habituales y pedófilos repetitivos.

Debbie ha recibido numerosos premios, entre ellos:
• Premio de Defensor de la Vida, Fundación para la Justicia
• Legislador del Año, Asociación de Fiscales de Distrito y de Condado del Condado de Texas (concedido por segunda vez)
• Legislador del Año, Asociación de Policías Municipales de Texas (concedido por segunda vez)
• Premio del Líder Conservador, Heritage Alliance
• Reconocimiento de Apreciación, Harris County Medical Society
• Campeón de la Libre Empresa, Asociación Texana de Negocios
• Defensor del Sueño Americano, Americanos por la Prosperidad

Es autora del libro, Recuperar su país, su comunidad y sus hijos (Taking Back Your Country, Your Community and Your Kids), ha sido una invitada frecuente en la radio KTRH, la televisión local, y ha aparecido en Geraldo, Fox and Friends, Greta Van Susteren, CNN y BBC.

A nivel nacional, Debbie es miembro de la Junta Directiva del Instituto Judío de Asuntos de Seguridad Nacional en Washington, D.C., y se ha desempeñado como presidente de la Orden Nacional de la Mujer Legisladores, el brazo de miembros de la Fundación Nacional de Mujeres Legisladoras. En marzo de 2010, viajó a Bagdad con NFWL para monitorear las elecciones de la débil democracia y brindar su apoyo a los ciudadanos que arriesgaron sus vidas para hacer oír sus voces.

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