Deborah Young “Debbie” Riddle, a native Texan and Houstonian, graduated from Waltrip High School and has lived in House District 150 for more than 35 years. 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.
As lifelong Republican, Representative Riddle’s service to the Republican Party includes: former Harris County Republican Party Finance Committee Vice Chairman, former Texas Federation of Republican Women Building Committee Chairman, and Past President of the Texas Tea Party Republican Women. She has served on the board of the Spring ISD Education Foundation and Klein ISD Education Foundation. At the national level, Debbie currently serves on the board of the Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs in Washington, D.C.; she is an ardent supporter of Israel and organizations supporting Israel.
In the Texas Legislature, Representative Riddle’s legislative experience and seniority earned her an appointment to the Calendars, as the Vice Chair of Juvenile Justice & family Issues, Transportation Planning, and Energy Resources Committees. She is a veteran in the Texas Legislature and has worked on the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, where she was previously the vice-chair for four years. She was member of the Appropriations Committee, the Committee on House Administration, and the Joint Select Committee on the Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission. She has previously served on the State Affairs, Ways and Means, Financial Institutions, and Border and International Affairs committees. During the interim period between sessions in 2004, she was also named as the Chair of the Joint Interim Committee on Long Term Care.
One of the most quoted elected officials in the state, she has been a regular guest on several programs featured on Fox National News as well as numerous other national, statewide, and local television and radio programs. She is a frequent speaker at local chambers, charity events, and Republican Party events throughout the county and state.
Representative Riddle and her husband, Mike, have three children there. Mike Riddle is an attorney at the Houston law firm Riddle and Akiens. The Riddles are blessed with ten wonderful grandchildren. Mike and Debbie also own and operate a small, family business, R&R Horse Farms, where they have bred world-champion horses.
Debbie has an A.A. Degree from South Texas Junior College and attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.