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  Riddle, Wes
NameWes Riddle
Address110 E. Central Ave
Belton, Texas , United States
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Jun 12, 2019 05:19pm
InfoWesley Allen Riddle was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He went to Northbrook High School and then to the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY (class of 1983). He spent twenty years in the U.S. Army and, at the time of his retirement, Lieutenant Colonel Riddle served at Fort Hood on III Corps Staff as the Chief of the Air Defense Element (ADE). Previous assignments include both stateside and overseas tours in Europe and the Pacific. Awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal and Defense Meritorious Service Medal. During the Gulf War, he commanded a Patriot Missile battery that shot incoming SCUD missiles in northern Saudi Arabia. From August 2000 to August 2002, he worked at the Office of Military Cooperation-Kuwait, U.S. Embassy, as Air Defense Advisor to the State of Kuwait. Wes obtained his Master of Philosophy degree in Modern History from Oxford University in 1993 where he graduated with Distinction, after which he taught Advanced American History and American Political Tradition for three years at West Point. He was awarded a Salvatori Fellowship by The Heritage Foundation for 1996-97 and is widely published in the academic and opinion press on matters of American history and political theory. He is Fellow at the National Humanities Institute in Washington, D.C., and Policy Advisor to the Virginia-based Future of Freedom Foundation. He is best known locally for his weekly conservative column in Central Texas area newspapers called �Horse Sense.� He and his wife Aida own and operate the Glen-Riddle Manor Bed and Breakfast in Belton, which they have closed for the duration of Wes�s campaign to win Republican nomination for the U.S. Congressional District 31 (formerly district 11) Central Texas seat.


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  07/31/2012 TX District 25 - R Runoff Lost 42.04% (-15.92%)
  05/29/2012 TX District 25 - R Primary Won 14.57% (+0.00%)
  03/09/2004 TX - District 31 - R Primary Lost 22.58% (-46.95%)