Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Debbie Riddle District 150 (R-Tomball)

Industry
Ranching/Agriculture
Education
A.A., Southwestern University.
Spouse
Mike
Committees
  • Select Committee on Criminal Procedure Reform (Chair)
  • Corrections
  • Transportation
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Riddle is a horse breeder.

  • Her husband, Mike Riddle, is a real estate and probate lawyer who is the managing partner of Riddle & Akiens LLP. He is the parliamentarian and chairman of the Harris County Republican Party's finance committee.

Property

  • Lot in Tomball containing a mobile home valued at $73,088

  • Apartment in Houston valued at $33,800

  • Residence and two neighboring lots in Tomball valued at $134,000, $196,000 and $855, respectively.

Analysis

  • The Texas Tribune reported that Riddle, a horse breeder, carried a bill in 2011 that would exempt from penalties people who hire undocumented workers as domestic helpers in their family homes. Despite speculation that she might have been protecting her hired ranch hands, her staff said that she "doesn’t hire anybody that works on her land that she hasn’t verified the immigration status for.”

  • She is a member of the Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs, the National Federation of Women Legislators, the Rosehill Charitable Foundation and the Nathaniel Foundation.