R. Edward "Edd" Houck

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R. Edward "Edd" Houck
Edd Houck.jpg
Virginia Senate District 17
Former member
In office
1984 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last election2011
First elected1983
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth09/11/1950
Place of birthSmyth County, VA
(dead link) Campaign website
Edd Houck is a former Democratic member of the Virginia State Senate, representing the 17th District from 1984 to 2012.

Houck received an A.S. at Wytheville Community College and a B.S. Ed. at Concord College. Houck also received a M.Ed. at University of Virginia. Houck is a retired public school administrator. He announced his retirement in 2007. He is a member of the Episcopal Church.

Committee assignments

District 17

Houck represented Virginia Senate District 17. Senate District 17 includes Culpeper, Fredericksburg(part), Louisa County, Madison County, Orange County, Spotsylvania County(part).



See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

Houck ran for re-election to the District 17 seat of the Virginia State Senate. He won unopposed in the August 23 primary and was defeated by Bryce Reeves (R) in the November 8 general election.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Virginia State Senate, District 17 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBryce Reeves 50.3% 22,615
     Democratic R. Edward "Edd" Houck Incumbent 49.7% 22,389
Total Votes 45,004


On Nov. 6, 2007, Houck won re-election to the 17th District Seat in the Virginia State Senate, defeating opponent Chris Yakabouski (R).[1]

Houck raised $431,276 for his campaign while Yakabouski raised $179,019.[2]

Virginia State Senate, District 17 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png R. Edward "Edd" Houck (D) 25,178 55.99%
Chris Yakabouski(R) 19,754 43.92%

Campaign donors

Below are Houck's top five campaign contributors in the 2007 election:

Contributor 2007 total
VADPAC (Health) $12,500
Virginia Medical Society $11,440
Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association $10,500
Silver Companies (Finance, Insurance & Real Estate) $10,053
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association $9,554


Houck was born in Smyth County, Virginia on September 11, 1950.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Virginia Senate District 17
Succeeded by
Bryce Reeves