Free Lance-Star reporter Chelyen Davis covers Virginia government.
Houck not ruling out LG run
On Facebook, there’s a page urging former state senator Edd Houck to run for lieutenant governor in 2013. (you can find it here).
Houck, a Democrat from Spotsylvania, lost the 17th state Senate district seat last November in a narrow election against now-Sen. Bryce Reeves. Houck had held the seat for nearly 30 years.
He says he’s not the one behind the Facebook page, and knew nothing of it until someone at work mentioned it.
But Houck told reporters today that he’s not outright opposed to the idea.
“It’s interesting to think about,” he said. “I’m not sure it’s something that I want to pursue at this moment.”
Virginia will elect a new governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general next year. While a number of Republicans have already announced candidacies for the jobs, there are only rumors about possible Democratic candidates at this point.
Houck was in Richmond to discuss a health sciences coalition he’s now a part of.