June 24, 2011
Virginia State Senator Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania) was in Charlottesville Friday to announce his candidacy for re-election in the 17th District.
Because of redistricting, Sen. Houck now represents all or part of eight precincts in Albemarle County. He also represents Orange County, the City of Fredericksburg, and parts of Culpeper, Louisa, and Spotsylvania Counties.
"We have the University of Mary Washington right there, we have Germanna Community College and you've got Piedmont (Virginia Community College) here. So the similarities are a lot, a lot more in common than there are differences," he said talking about the new look of his district.
Houck has represented the 17th District since 1984. He is the third ranking member in the State Senate and serves as Chairman of the Senate Education and Health Committee, of the Joint Commission on Health Care and of the Health and Human Resources Subcommittee.
A native of Smyth County, Houck graduated from Marion High School. He received his Bachelor Degree from Concord College and a Master's in Education from the University of Virginia.
Houck was joined on the steps of the Albemarle County Office Building by State Senator Creigh Deeds and Delegate David Toscano.