Candidate Profile
Debbie Riddle

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Debbie Riddle
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 150
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Right to Life TX, 2015:  91%
Texas Values Action, 2015:  76%
Eagle Forum TX, 2015:  65%
Empower Texans, 2015:  65%
Young Conservatives of TX (YCT), 2015:  48%

74%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Others

1
Texans for Lawsuit Reform

Reported by Candidate

6
Texas Conservative Review, Texas for Lawsuit Reform PAC, Houston Police Officers Union, The Texas State Rifle Association, National Rifle Association (NRA), Texas Alliance for Life

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
9
Christians United for Israel, Dan Patrick, Linda Harper-Brown, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations and 3 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
14
Associated Builders and Contractors, Conservative Coalition of Harris County, Conservative Republicans of Texas, David Dewhurst, Empower Texans, Heritage Alliance and 8 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
International Union of Police Associations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, Chris Turner, International Association of Firefighters, International Union of Police Associations

Summary

18%

LIBERAL

82%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry into the country.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Disagree

Free-market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Agree

The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

Business owners should be required by law to bake cakes, provide flower arrangements, etc., for same-sex weddings, even when these activities would infringe on their sincerely-held religious beliefs.

Strongly Disagree

Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.

Strongly Disagree

The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Greed for power and money in the nature of mankind

Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only if the mother's life is at serious risk should abortion be considered.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

The Bible is God's word - every dotted i and crossed T. God is the creator and His son, Jesus Christ came to save us from our sins. God is a loving and forgiving God - but there are consequences to behavior. Our country is based and founded on these values - God has blessed us because of these values and also because we have blessed Israel. When we stop blessing Israel and allow our core values to diminish I fear God's blessing may be removed.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I was the author of the bill putting "Under God " in the Texas pledge. I also authored "Jessica's Law" with the strongest punishment of those who would harm our children. I had a major role in passing many of our laws protecting our 2nd Amendment rights - like joint authoring Open Carry law. I have passed major pro-life bills and received awards for passing those bills. Helping to pass our defense of marriage law was major and determining the definition of marriage being marriage between one natural man and one natural woman.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

Debbieriddle@votedebbieriddle.com. (281)468-4949

Additional comment from candidate:

It is my honor to serve the people of District 150. My first priority has always been to vote and behave in a way that honors God and the people in my District. Please refer to question 12 is confusing - we do NOT have a pure democracy - we have a representative democracy - that is why I did not agree.


Background

Education
  • Southwestern University, Georgetown TX
  • South TX Jr College, Houston, AA, 69
Work & Military
  • Several different brokers, Realtor, 18
Affiliations
  • Texas Tea Party Republican Women, Past President
  • Northwest Forest Republican Women, Assoc Member
  • Cherry Tree Republicans, Member
  • Klein ISD Education Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Spring ISD Education Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Cypress Creek EMS & Ponderosa VFD, EMT & Volunteer Fire Fighter
  • Tomball Regional Hospital, Board of Directors, current
  • Champion Forest Baptist Church, Sunday School Teacher, currently
Offices
  • State Representative District 150, Held 14
 

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